Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how states refusing to accept Syrian refugees could leverage a 2007 Supreme Court decision.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the arguments behind a challenge to President Obama’s immigration policies that seems headed toward the Supreme Court.
The Justice Department said on Tuesday that it wants the Supreme Court to decide a dispute over the ability of President Barack Obama to issue executive orders about immigration.
President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry have expressed a commitment to raising the number of refugees that the U.S. receives, but the final total will be up to Congress.
Birthright citizenship isn’t just an American political and legal issue. Here is a quick look at how other nations deal with the question of citizenship for people born within their borders to non-citizen parents.