United States v. Texas

Timeline

The Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Texas means that the fight for families will continue. It is time for Congress to take action and pass immigration reform in 2017.

 

June 23, 2016

Supreme Court Issues a Decision

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.

 

April 18, 2016

Hearing At The Supreme Court

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.

 

January 19, 2016

Supreme Court Grants Review

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.

 

November 20, 2015

D.O.J. Petitions the Supreme Court

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+.

 

November 9, 2015

5th Circuit Upholds District Court

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.

 

February 16, 2015

Preliminary 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.

 

November 20, 2014

Executive Action Announced

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).

Stories

Read inspiring stories of people whose lives remain in limbo–U.S. citizen children fearing family separation, DREAMers who call the U.S. home, and parents wanting to keep their family safe–as they anxiously await the Supreme Court’s decision.

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Featured News

From educators to economists, supporters nationwide understand and advocate for the potential positive impact of DAPA and expanded DACA on our communities, economies, and institutions.

Movement

A broad coalition of individuals and organizations are united in the fight for families. Join our movement and tell the Supreme Court to unfreeze DAPA and Expanded DACA by sharing the content below!