Statement on Ruling in Texas v. US to Delay DACA and DAPA

Earlier this week, a Texas judge, well-known for his anti-­immigrant views, placed an injunction on President Obama’s immigration actions announced in November 2014. This injunction defies legal precedent and we expect it to be appealed and overturned shortly. The ruling temporarily delays the implementation of extended DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability). It does not impact the already existing DACA program from 2012, which provides deportation relief and work authorization for certain eligible undocumented immigrant young people. (more…)