United States v. Texas
The Supreme Court ties in a 4-4 ruling on United States v. Texas. The Supreme Court’s decision is incredibly disappointing for millions of immigrant families. Now, we must continue to fight for them. We must continue to fight for families.
On April 18, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments to determine whether they will unfreeze the DAPA and Expanded DACA programs that would provide relief for millions of immigrant families & their communities.
The Supreme Court of the United States granted D.O.J.’s request that the Court review the case by the end of June and allow DACA+ and DAPA to go forward.
The Department of Justice filed a petition to the Supreme Court of the United States asking the court to review the case and unfreeze DAPA and DACA+.
A three-judge panel at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, in a 2-1 vote, against allowing DACA+ and DAPA to go forward, and upheld the district court’s injunction.
Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the Federal District Court in Brownsville, Texas issued a preliminary injunction effectively suspending implementation of the programs while he ruled on the programs' legality.
President Obama announced his “immigration accountability executive action,” which included a series of measures, including expansion of the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as well as the creation of a new deferred action program, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).
Juan is in a mixed status family of six and recalls the fear of his father being detained and what great stress that caused him and his family.
Claudia is a mother of three young U.S. citizen boys living in the U.S. Access to DAPA would mean work authorization and stability for Claudia and her family.
Jong-Min is an Expanded DACA-eligible aspiring lawyer: “There’s a depression aspect of this... [we] can’t drive, can’t vote, can’t study abroad.”