How does the Appointment of Supreme Court Justice Affect Immigrants?


As many are aware, unfortunately, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently passed away. The president will have to appoint a new Supreme Court Justice. Colleagues and clients are now wondering how is this going to affect immigrants?

Attorney Jeff Peek discusses how electing a Supreme Court Justice can have an impact on immigration. 

We’ve had no less than three decisions that have had a significant impact on immigrants and how it can affect their lives and processes. 

  1. Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California 
  2. U.S. v. Pereda 
  3. Padilla v. Kentucky 

So that’s just three examples of the Supreme Court crafting decisions that affect millions of immigrants’ daily lives. When we think about how the president selecting a new Supreme Court Justice will affect me? It can significantly affect you, but potentially because he’s forming ideologically, the person who will be on that court will make decisions that will be followed by lower courts. And even in immigration courts for years and years to come. 

If you have an immigration question, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at  (512) 399-2311 and book a consultation today. 

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