The Washington Post ran an interesting article today titled: “Obama administration asks Supreme Court to reconsider immigration plan”
The article reads in part: “The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court Monday to reconsider the president’s plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation once the court again has nine members.
The court last month said it was split 4 to 4 on whether lower courts were correct when they blocked implementation of President Obama’s plan, which he announced in 2014 after Congress failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Obama’s plan would have shielded those who have been in the country for years without committing serious crimes and have family ties to those here legally.
The request is a long shot, and Acting Solicitor General Ian Heath Gershengorn acknowledged in the filing that it is “exceedingly rare” for the court to grant such a petition.”
Although it is highly unlikely that the court would grant such a petition it is not impossible. The most likely result is that the court will refuse to reconsider the petition and it will be the next President who will have the most impact on future U.S. Immigration policy. Hillary Clinton is likely to be pro immigrant and have pro immigrant policies while Donald Trump will likely be her exact opposite in this area.
Lawrence Gruner is a Sacramento Immigration Attorney and Sacramento Immigration Lawyer with over 20 years of handling Immigration cases. He may be reached at 916-760-7270. His office handles cases throughout California, the United States and the World. He would be happy to talk with you about your immigration matter.