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​Supreme Court Orders “Shields Down,” Eviscerating Presidential Authority to Prevent Entry of Terrorists

Concerns about the threat of terrorism posed by citizens of countries prompted President Trump to issue an Executive Order to temporarily suspend the entry of citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen into the United States. 
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Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Enjoined Travel Ban to Go Forward

The Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s revised March executive order that temporarily banned travel from six Muslim majority countries. For 90 days, immigration from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen will be blocked, and refugee resettlement will be paused for 120 days. The SCOTUS decision is a victory for the Trump administration after stinging defeats in the lower courts.

Big Win! Supreme Court Won’t Hear Asylum-Seeking Central Americans’ Appeal

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal made by a group of unlawful Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Honduran women and children who sought to overturn a lower court’s decision to remove them expeditiously. The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last August that non-citizens do not have a Constitutional right to due process if they are denied asylum.

Supreme Court to Tackle another Thorny Immigration Case

Hernandez v. Mesa is shaping up as landmark Supreme Court ruling.

As I Was Saying …

On October 12, my CAPS blog post reported that the Supreme Court had declined rehearing the Obama amnesty case, U.S. v. Texas. The 4-4 tie vote frustrated immigration advocacy groups, and the five million illegal aliens who had hoped to get work permission and other affirmative benefits.

DREAMers, Advocates Show Disrespect as Supreme Court Hears U.S. v. TX

During the Supreme Court hearing on U.S. v. Texas, large groups of protestors, including illegal immigrants, DREAMers and their advocates, congregated outside the historic landmark building to loudly voice their support for President Obama’s deferred action amnesties, and to mock detractors.

Costly College Degree … Today’s Labor Market Generating Jobs that Don’t Need It

Parents of college-bound graduating high school seniors got a rude jolt recently about the value of a college diploma in the moribund U.S. jobs market. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the coveted university diploma is often not worth the paper it’s printed on.

Activist Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Should Recuse Herself in U.S. v. Texas

Supreme Court decision could determine nation’s fate.

U.S. v. Texas: What You Need to Know

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Supreme Court to rule on Obama’s executive immigration action.

The Constitution Doesn’t Require Birthright Citizenship

Birthright citizenship has become a hot topic at the start of the 2016 presidential campaign. Candidates are forced to address it due to the Republican frontrunner raising it as an issue, along with other immigration-related issues.