Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride now that a federal judge has temporarily blocked the Obama administration from launching two new programs that were part of its proposed immigration reform.
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas preliminarily enjoined the United States, its agencies, officials, and employees from implementing all aspects of President Obama’s (or POTUS) executive action on immigration on the eve of implementation pending further order of the court or higher judicial authority.
President Obama’s executive order on immigration has been halted by a federal judge in Texas. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen granted a temporary injunction to allow the government, and the 26 states challenging the President’s executive order issued in November of last year, time to prepare and present arguments to the court on the merits.
USCIS has issued a notice about the steps that it is taking to implement President Obama’s immigration executive action with regard to deferred action, provisional waivers and the modernization of legal immigration.
As the President’s executive action on immigration rolls out, employers are wondering when they will start to see work permits issued to those covered by the President’s actions.