Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii
735 Bishop Street, Suite 201
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 531-2277

Supreme Court Seems Evenly Split on Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration May 2, 2016

Downtown Honolulu, Honolulu
Supreme Court Seems Evenly Split on Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration, Honolulu, Hawaii

Ever since President Obama announced his executive actions on immigration, they've been the subject of controversy, even as some of them have already gone into effect. On April 18th, the issue reached the U.S. Supreme Court, where justices seemed evenly divided on the issue. The U.S. Supreme Court can prevent the government from moving forward with these actions, and that could stall the changes so many immigrants have looked forward to. The Law Office of Carmen DiAmore-Siah, an immigration lawyer based in Honolulu, explains how the court's decision could impact immigration laws across the U.S.

While it's impossible to say exactly how the court will rule, the tenor of their questions strongly suggested a stalemate, which would leave the ruling of a lower court in place— a ruling that blocked Obama's executive actions.


One of the first questions to be addressed was that of standing, specifically whether the state of Texas had suffered damages based on the executive actions and, therefore, has a legal right to challenge the actions. Justice Kennedy, the perennial swing vote on a variety of issues, seemed to side with the state of Texas on this issue. The Supreme Court's decision on the legality of these executive actions will affect over four million people.

While not all of Obama's executive actions on immigration will be affected by the decision, the result could impact the status of millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States. 

The Law Office of Carmen DiAmore-Siah is committed to keeping up with all of the developments in immigration law and will provide advice based on the most recent information. Visit the firm's website to learn more about her wide range of legal services, or call (808) 531-2277 to find out how the Supreme Court's decision may affect you and your family.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Law Office of Carmen DiAmore-Siah
What You Should Know About the O-1 Visa, Honolulu, Hawaii
The O-1 visa program is reserved for professionals with extraordinary abilities in science, business, athletics, education, or the arts. While these visas can often be secured more
Immigration Through Adoption: What You Should Know , Honolulu, Hawaii
Do you know there are ways to accomplish United States citizenship by immigration through adoption? At the Law Office of Carmen Di Amore-Siah in Honolulu, HI, experienced attorneys more
How You Can Achieve U.S. Citizenship, Honolulu, Hawaii
It’s a dream of many people all over the world to achieve U.S. Citizenship. The road towards citizenship can be a long one however, and it’s important to know what to expect to more
What You Should Know About Obtaining a Work Visa, Honolulu, Hawaii
The strength of the American economy and the range of opportunities make the United States especially attractive to workers from around the world. While the government welcomes more
5 Reasons to Hire an Immigration Lawyer, Honolulu, Hawaii
Whether you’re applying for a green card or want to extend your H1B visa, it’s wise to hire a lawyer when dealing with the complicated paperwork involved. While many people enter more