U.S. V. Texas (The Immigration Case)

Published on April 17, 2016

Professor Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law/Houston explains the challenges to President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (DAPA). As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker. Related Links: Josh Blackman’s Blog: http://joshblackman.com/blog/2016/01/19/segment-on-pbs-news-hour-discussing-cert-grant-in-u-s-v-texas/ Article: Did Congress Really Give the Secretary of Homeland Security Unfettered Discretion Back in 1986 to Confer Legal Immigrant Status on Whomever He Wishes? Engage Volume 15, Issue 3, By John C. Eastman, January 14, 2015 http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/detail/did-congress-really-give-the-secretary-of-homeland-security-unfettered-discretion-back-in-1986-to-confer-legal-immigrant-status-on-whomever-he-wishes Article: Why Obama's Immigration Policy Is Constitutional Obama’s immigration order does not undermine the rule of law—but the expansion of federal criminal law does. By Ilya Somin | December 16, 2014 http://reason.com/archives/2014/12/16/why-obamas-immigration-policy-is-constit National Review Article: The Supreme Court Challenge to Executive Amnesty http://www.nationalreview.com/article/433643/immigration-executive-amnesty-challenged-supreme-court Article: Obama’s Immigration Plan Is Perfectly Constitutional: It’s a routine exercise of presidential power. By Eric Posner http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2014/11/obama_s_immigration_plan_the_constitution_allows_him_to_set_deportation.html New York Times Article: In Courts, Running Out the Clock on Obama Immigration Plan http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/14/us/in-courts-running-out-the-clock-on-obama-immigration-plan.html?_r=0