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Two faces of Texas: While the state is home to an estimated 1.6

million undocumented immigrants and many people who want

a path to citizenship for them, a huge number of Texans would

rather they be deported - no matter the cost.

 

 

'Flying in Face of History,' Texas Again Frustrates Undocumented (La Jornada, Mexico)

 

"It is worth recalling that with one such order, Abraham Lincoln emancipated the Negroes in 1863. So commences a new phase in the long struggle for the rights of millions of undocumented immigrants and it will not be an easy one. There is no question that the most conservative Republicans will continue to further their careers by opposing the undocumented. The certainty, however, is that such careers fly in the face of the country's future."

 

By Balderas Arturo Rodriguez

 

Translated By Miguel Gutierrez

 

February 27, 2015

 

Mexico La Jornada Original Article (Spanish)

Texas is again at the forefront in terms of measures taken against undocumented migrants. This time a federal judge in the state backed a Texas government challenge of executive orders issued by President Obama. The preliminary injunction suspends the orders, which would allow more than five million undocumented immigrants to live and work in the country.

 

Last week was just the latest ignominious episode restricting the rights of millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States to live as individuals. The person responsible for that misfortune is Federal Judge Andrew Hanen, who has lived in Texas his entire life and was nominated by George W. Bush. Twenty six other states in which 2.3 million undocumented residents live have initiated similar procedures for constraining the provisions of the president.

 

Needless to say, those who govern these 26 states are members of the Republican Party, most are located in the southern United States and are conservative by long tradition.

 

Millions of undocumented immigrants who stood outside post offices to submit applications which would permit them to benefit from the provisions signed by the president have had their hopes to be able to take to the streets without fear of arrest or deportation frustrated again. It remains unclear how aggressive the Obama government's response will be and what strategy it will use to reverse the Texas judge's injunction. However, according to a number of specialists in constitutional issues, there is a good chance that a higher court will reverse the injunction, taking into account that there is no impediment to a president issuing executive orders in the Constitution.

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It is worth recalling that with one such order [the Emancipation Proclamation], Abraham Lincoln emancipated the Negroes in 1863. For now, the federal government has initiated an appeal against the injunction, and it is expected that dozens of human rights organizations throughout the country will do the same.

 

So commences a new phase in the long struggle for the rights of millions of undocumented immigrants and it will not be an easy one. The most conservative elements of the Republican Party continue to search for ways to prevent them from living and working in tranquility. In the House of Representatives, the Republican majority has passed an amendment withholding funds from the Department of Homeland Security budget, which is responsible for implementing the president's executive orders.

 

In the Senate, where Republicans also hold a majority, there are doubts about the appropriateness of approving an amendment that would paralyze this agency, one of the functions of which is to safeguard Americans from terrorist attack.

 

There is no question that the most conservative Republicans will continue to further their careers by opposing the undocumented. The certainty, however, is that such careers fly in the face of the country's future.

 

abalderasr@yahoo.com

 

 

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