Over Half The States Are Suing Obama For Immigration Actions - Huffington Post Nevada and Tennessee are the latest to join Texas v. United States, a multi-state lawsuit that seeks to block President Obama's executive immigration order from taking effect. That brings the number of states suing to 26. Filed by Texas officials in December, the lawsuit "contends Obama overstepped his constitutional authority in executive actions on immigration that may provide deportation relief and work authorization for up to 5 million people."
Garcetti, other mayors join lawsuit in defense of Obama immigration plan - Southern California Public Radio Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and more than two dozen other mayors from around the country have signed an amicus brief in Texas v. United States - in support of President Obama's immigration plan. The brief, filed Monday, argues that the plan "will fuel economic growth in cities across the country, increase public safety and public engagement, and facilitate the full integration of immigrant residents by promoting family unity and limiting family separation."
White House touts economic effect of Obama's immigration program - Los Angeles Times From the story: "In a public relations blitz ahead of the rollout of Obama's expanded deferred action program, White House advisor Cecilia Muñoz said the president's move to give work permits to millions and ease restrictions on high-skilled immigrants would increase wages and productivity in the nation's largest economy." White House officials say Obama's plan could raise the U.S. gross domestic product by up to $90 billion in a decade and "boost California's economy by as much as $27.5 billion."
Fears of immigration policy change triggers new wave of Cuban migrants - Washington Post Migration from Cuba to the U.S. is up in light of a move to normalize diplomatic relations between the two countries. From the story: "Last month the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted 481 Cubans in rickety boats and rafts, a 117 percent increase from December 2013...At the Miami airport and ports of entry along the Mexican border, the number of Cubans who arrived seeking refuge jumped to 8,624 during the last three months of 2014, a 65 percent increase from the previous year."
The Zombie Immigration Fight - The Atlantic When President Obama signed his executive order, he urged Congress to pass an immigration reform plan. But the idea of a bipartisan compromise is far more distant now than it's been in years. From the piece: "Proponents and opponents of reform have reached the limits of what they can achieve on their own, and are dissatisfied with the status quo, but none of them can change it independently, and they're not prepared to compromise."