December 24 – Obama’s Increasing Approval and Executive Action on Immigration to Benefit US Economy

CNN/ORC Poll Shows President Barack Obama’s Approval Rating Increase Due To Immigration Reforms

President Barack Obama’s approval rating improved to 48%, a 20-month high according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The results come on the heel of Presdient Obama pushing his governing agenda, and issuing the new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). The executive action on immigration along with an improving economy, and renewed relations with Cuba are responsible for the improvement. Separate CNN/ORC surveys have shown these moves to be popular among the American people.

President Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration Will Have An Economic Benefit Of $90 Billion In Gdp Growth, And Federal Deficit Reduction By 2024

A report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) predicts President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions are projected to provide an economic boost to the U.S. economy, according to reports. The immigration executive actions are expected to increase the U.S. GDP and reduce the federal deficit, and the CEA predicts no negative impact expected towards U.S. born employees.

The American Immigration Council (AIC) believes most of the economic gains from the executive actions will come from the new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs. DAPA will provide undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. prior to January 1, 2010, and are parents of a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. a deferment from deportation while granting them work authorization.

Beneficiaries Of The Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (Daca) Programs Are Issued Licenses For The First Time In Arizona

Beneficiaries of DACA, also known as DREAMers after the DREAM Act, were issued drivers licenses for the first time in Arizona this past Monday. U.S. District Judge David Campbell recently issued a preliminary injunction barring the state from upholding Gov. Jan Brewer’s policy of denying the licenses to the young immigrants who are protected from deportation under President Barack Obama’s 2012 DACA program.

U.S. Judge Throws Out Arizona Sheriff’s Immigration Suit Against President Obama

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought against President Barack Obama by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio who challenged the president’s executive action on immigration reforms, calling them unconstitutional. The judge determined that the sheriff lacked legal standing and the judge also ordered that race no longer be used as a factor in law enforcement decisions and appointed a court monitor to oversee Arpaio’s operations. Arpaio has denied that racial profiling occurred and has appealed the judge’s ruling.

GPS Used To Track Some Immigrants At The Border

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S. DHS has begun using GPS-enabled ankle bracelets. The program was launched earlier this month and gives GPS devices to some parents caught crossing the Mexican border illegally with their children in the Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. The parents are given the devices after being released from custody with notices to report back to immigration officials, according to a confidential ICE document obtained by The Associated Press. The program is in response to the high failure to appear rate and a lack of jail space for immigrant family members.