Although the attacks in France have grasped everyone’s attention, several political events simultaneously occurred in the US. Last week, the President Obama administration asked Congress for the authority to allow millions of undocumented foreigners to work in the US, but the probability of Obama obtaining it before leaving the office is very low. Obama’s program, “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents,” plans to give authorization to undocumented immigrants to legally apply for jobs in the US if they have lived at least 5 years on the territory without committing any crimes; however, the Supreme Court is against this project. A spokeswoman from Texas, Cynthia Meyer said: “We stand ready to continue defending the rule of law against the president’s unconstitutional use of executive power;” thus, the already low probability of Obama’s program entering into force seems improbable.
The attacks in Paris have also elicited a rising fear of terrorism in the US, as people fear the same thing will soon happen on their grounds. Americans are growingly suspicious of impending terrorism, though most of their suspicion is quite unnecessary because it leads to confusion and misunderstandings, which was the case when a Belgian soccer star was recently confused with a terroris
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“To ask that we have my FBI director make personal guarantees would effectively grind the program to a halt, would essentially not provide the safety and security that I think really is the concern of everyone looking at this issue,’’ Ms. Lynch said.
(Source Wall Street journal)
“We already have in place the most vigorous vetting process that we have for anybody who is admitted,” Mr. Obama said at an international summit in the Philippines. “We subject them to a process that takes anywhere from 18 to 24 months before they are admitted. And the idea that somehow they pose a more significant threat than all the tourists who pour into the United States every single day just doesn’t jibe with reality.”
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