SCOTUS Split Ruling Stops DACA/DAPA

The U.S. Supreme Court reached a tie ruling on U.S. vs. Texas. This ruling means that DACA/DAPA is blocked.

The Obama administration announced DAPA and the expansion of DACA in November 2014. The two initiatives would allow certain immigrant parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, as well as other immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, to apply for temporary work authorization and protection from deportation.

Texas and 25 other states sued the federal government to block the administration’s initiatives in December 2014. (National Immigration Law Center)

For more information on the specifics of the case, review the SCOTUSblog.

“Obama’s 2014 plan was tailored to let roughly 4 million people – those who have lived illegally in the United States at least since 2010, have no criminal record and have children who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents – get into a program that shields them from deportation and supplies work permits.” (Reuters)

It is important to note that the original DACA program is not affected by this ruling. 


Learn what this 4-4 tie in U.S. v. Texas means:



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