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Fate of Millions of Undocumented Immigrants Will Be Determined By Supreme Court

On Behalf of | Feb 8, 2016 | Immigration |

Since the Supreme Court announced to hear the Obama administration’s appeal of United States v. Texas, about five million undocumented immigrants in the United States could be protected against deportation in June. 

Back in November 2014, President Obama established a program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) to provide assistance for undocumented immigrants who are parents of US citizens.

“The deferred action policies announced by the president in November 2014 will provide greater opportunities for immigrants to contribute to our society – opportunities for young people who came to our nation as children and grew up pledging allegiance to our flag, as well as parents of US citizens and lawful permanent residents who have lived here for years and are already making contributions to our communities and economy,” White House spokesperson Brandi Hoffine said in an emailed statement.

Applicants who successfully register for the program would be assigned work permits and shielded from deportation. However, the Republican attorney general of Texas led a 26-state lawsuit to obstruct the executive from taking place by winning an injunction.

Last November, the Obama administration appealed the injunction to the Supreme Court, requesting to the court to hear the case as soon as possible so DAPA and the expansion of DACA won’t be delayed for the remainder of his term in office. The court then agreed to hear the case in April and come to a decision sometime prior to the end of June.

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