Friday, April 22, 2016

Immigration and Federalism in the U.S.

PRI (Public Radio International), on their program The Takeaway, has a piece about a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, United States v. Texas, which examines whether the president can issue executive orders concerning the rights of illegal immigrants, here an order shielding from deportation  parents of children who are citizens or people who were brought to the U.S. as children, in spite of immigration legislation passed by Congress. 11 min 43 sec, no transcript.
NPR’s All Things Considered has a report by Nina Totenberg about the oral arguments in the case. 4 min 39 sec, transcript available.
More about the case with two videos on C-Span can be found here with transcripts available.