United States House Republicans tabled a spending bill this Wednesday July 7, 2015 that would prohibit Obama’s administration spending funds for President Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration during the period of a court injunction. President Obama’s immigration action through executive orders was temporarily suspended by a judge in Texas earlier this year. while a court injunction remains in effect.
Barack Obama is facing an other hurdle in the process of implementing his immigration policies introduced through executive orders. The Comprehensive Immigration Reforms Bill that could provide pathway to eligible undocumented immigrants to the Canadian citizenship.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created by Obama administration in 2012. Eligible undocumented immigrants were able to defers their deportations because of the fact that they came to the United States as children with their parents. A preliminary injunctive order in Texas vs United States, the Department of Homeland Security has not been able to expand the existing DACA programs.
The Department of Homeland Security cannot use funds for Obama’s proposed Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program under the House Homeland Security spending bill. The program was introduced in 2014 that would have delayed deportations of parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is scheduled to hear arguments this Friday July 10 and will consider lifting the injunction on the executive actions.
The House Republicans attempted to block the funding in February as well but were unsuccessful.
There are estimated over 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Obama has tried to reform the immigration system through Comprehensive Immigration Reforms Bill but failed to get approved.