The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal aliens before the 2016 presidential election.
Twenty-six states have sued the federal government regarding DAPA, Obama’s federal regulation that indefinitely shelters 4.3 million illegal aliens from deportation and separately grants them work permits, authorizing them to obtain employment in the United States. Under this program, illegal aliens will also have access to entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicaid, and Obamacare.
Updated from our previous report, the justices have denied in part Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller’s request for a 30-day extension of the deadline to file briefs opposing the Justice Department’s petition for Supreme Court review (called a petition for a writ of certiorari). The justices have granted Texas only an extra eight days past the normal deadline.
As a consequence, the states must file a brief by December 29 explaining why the Supreme Court should not take this case at this time. U.S Solicitor General Donald Verrilli informed the Court that he would waive the federal government’s right to file any reply to the states, so that the petition may be distributed immediately to the justices for consideration.
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