Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court, left shorthanded with only eight Justices following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February, issued a one-sentence decision stating that the Court was split 4-4 in the case of United States v. Texas, challenging the injunction that has prevented the implementation of the expanded DACA and DAPA programs announced by President Obama in November 2014.
This decision leaves the injunction in place, effectively ending any hope that these programs will be implemented at least until after the November elections and, more likely, until after a new president and Congress are sworn into office in January 2017.
The original DACA program launched in 2012 remains in effect. To be eligible for the 2012 DACA program, a person must:
If you or someone you know might be eligible for protection under DACA, please contact us.
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