Deadlock Halts Obama’s Immigration Plan

Deadlock Halts Obamas Immigration Plan

“Seldom have the hopes of so many been crushed by so few words,” stated Walter Dellinger, Solicitor General for the Clinton administration.

This was his response to the latest news from the United States Supreme Court, which voted on a case that challenged the legal legitimacy of President Barack Obama’s immigration plan.

Up to five million undocumented immigrants are now affected by the deadlocked court. As a result of the 4-4 vote split, President Obama’s plan to help people integrate legally into the United States is unlikely to happen during his remaining time in office.

Immigrant Labor In The United States

Many of these five million undocumented immigrants have been working in the United States for years, contributing their labor to the growth of the U.S. economy while living peacefully among U.S. citizens. If President Obama’s plan was upheld by the supreme court, this group of immigrants would be allowed to work legally in the country without having to worry about immediate deportation.

If President Obama’s plan was upheld by the supreme court, this group of immigrants would be allowed to work legally in the country without having to worry about immediate deportation.

Instead, the Supreme Court has left more than five million people remaining in limbo.

Uncertain Future For The Undocumented Masses

Despite the fact that undocumented immigrants contribute to the United States, state and federal governments remain unable to move towards a reasonable, pragmatic solution.

As a result, in order to secure a visa in the United States, those who wish to emigrate have to sign up for visa waiver programs, NAFTA-sanctioned work programs, or other specialized visa programs. For the foreseeable future, those who have lived in the United States without documentation face an uncertain future despite the contributions they’ve made to the country they love.

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Michael Niren

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Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

4 thoughts on “Deadlock Halts Obama’s Immigration Plan

  1. Permvir

    But my question remains whether I am eligible to apply again for Canadian immigration or not.
    Also I am not able to understand what is meant by border. Is border officer is visa officer?
    How can you help me in preparing the application form?

    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Permvir. If your ban is over, and you do not have any criminality, then you may apply again for a visa. Your ban will remain on your permanent record and you will be questioned about it each time to go to the border. The immigration officer at the border has the jurisdiction to prevent entry into the country even if you have a valid visa, if he feels that there may be a problem. We can help you by preparing an entry package that will properly explain your situation, instead of you having to explain each time. A legal team will prepare the package ensuring that all the immigration officers questions are answered.
      Regards, Muga

  2. Permvir

    Hi, I was banned for two years for misrepresentation. That ban is over now . Can I apply for immigration again. Will I be asked to mention the reason for visa refusal on new application form. Kindly guide.

    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Permvir. Your ban will remain on your permanent record. You will most probably be asked to explain the details each time that you present yourself to the border. It is very important that you always answer the border officer’s questions honestly.
      Regards, Muga


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