Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, a case challenging the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). The decision affirms the lower court’s injunction, effectively preventing the implementation of the two Presidential initiatives. The decision … Continue Reading
SCOTUS Affirms Injunction of Obama Administration Immigration Policy with Silence

The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) in United States v. Texas today affirmed the United States Court of Appeals for the Firth Circuit decision by an equally divided Court (4 – 4):  the preliminary injunction continues to bar the Obama Administration’s deferred action and employment authorization program for aliens.  The Fifth Circuit decision will have... Continue Reading

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Supreme Court’s Decision on Future of DACA and DAPA Supreme Court argument has taken place in United States v. Texas, a high-stakes, hotly contested case on the Administration’s executive programs that deferred possible deportation of millions of undocumented individuals. The Court’s expected June decision is likely to have far-reaching implications for employers. In 2012, the Obama Administration introduced through executive action Deferred Action for … Continue Reading
This week, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear the challenge to President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action regarding the exercise “prosecutorial discretion” for certain undocumented parents of US citizen children.  The program was announced in November 2014 and enjoined before it was implemented.  The injunction that was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals… Continue Reading
Supreme Court Agrees to Review Major Immigration Case Just as the Presidential Election Heats Up Immigration is already a major issue in this year’s presidential race, as candidates from both parties try to score political points out of the presence of roughly eleven million undocumented immigrants in the country and the effects such a number has on issues such as health care, education, traffic safety, national security, and the economy.… Continue Reading