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Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at a dilemma facing an eight-person Supreme Court trying to decide the legality of an immigrant detention law.
For the first time, the election of Donald Trump as President is having a direct impact on the federal government’s operations — specifically, on President Obama’s sweeping new orders aimed at delaying the deportation of upwards of four million undocumented immigrants.
Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston explains why further review of the Obama administration’s sweeping immigration policy in the federal courts may be thwarted by Tuesday’s presidential election result.
Donald J. Trump isn’t the first person to propose immigrant screening questions related to security concerns. Here is a quick review of laws dating back to 1875 that set criteria to exclude immigrants that were perceived as threats.