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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

DAPA delay continues after Appellate Court denied Obama Administration's request to lift injunction

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the U.S. Government's request for a stay of an injunction
imposed on it's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (“DAPA”).  The DAPA program was announced by President Obama in last November to allow certain undocumented residents of the United States to temporarily stay and work legally for two years if they are parents of U.S. lawful residents or citizens. However, in response to a lawsuit filed by twenty-six (26) states challenging the program, a Federal District Court judge in Texas issued an Order of Temporary Injunction against the execution of the DAPA program on February 16, 2015.  The Obama Administration appealed this injunction to the 5th Circuit.  Today, the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals voted, 2-1, to deny a emergency stay of the injunction.  As such, the future of the DAPA program remains uncertain.

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