Immigration reform and the Obama administration

Immigration reform and the Obama administration
Immigration reform and the Obama administration

Immigration reform and the Obama administration

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Last Friday, Justice Department lawyers urged a federal appeals court to lift a stay on President Obama’s executive action on immigration. A 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel held a special hearing but did not make a ruling on Friday. In February, a Texas judge ruled that Obama’s orders overreached and violated the constitution. We’ll talk about the ruling, Obama’s immigration policies and the national security implications with Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, co-director of U.S. Program at Human Rights Watch. PHOTO: Demonstrators, led by the New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice and the Congress of Day Laborers, participate in a rally outside the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)