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Federal Judge Orders Temporary Halt to Obama’s Executive Immigration Actions

Late on February 16, 2015, a federal judge in southern Texas issued a temporary injunction ordering the Obama administration to immediately halt implementation of its executive actions on immigration. While not entirely unexpected, the injunction does present a roadblock, albeit hopefully short-lived, to the many undocumented individuals expected to benefit from the President’s deferred action […]

Firmly in Federal Hands: Shifting Immigration Policy and Local Control

The federalist structure of the United States has long complicated immigration policy.  Since Capitol Hill has failed to contemplate, let alone pass, comprehensive immigration reform since the Clinton era, the involvement of states and localities in immigration control has risen.  While the doctrine of federal preemption regarding immigration matters was reaffirmed this past June with […]