DAPA Update – Immigration Reform News

DAPA is deferred action for parents of US citizen children. Next week will mark one year since President Obama came out with the executive action DAPA. It is still stuck in the courts. DAPA took a major setback this week in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The 5th Circuit refused to lift an order from back in February that put a halt to DAPA. There is only one step left to save DAPA and that is the U.S. Supreme Court. The clock is ticking to the 2016 elections which are a year away.

The Department of Justice has indicated they will appeal the ruling handed down by the 5th Circuit. The current term for the Supreme Court ends in June. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear 70 of the thousands of cases that are before it. They have very broad discretion in what cases they hear or do not want to hear. They do not necessarily hear a case just because it is newsworthy or the Obama Administration wants them to hear it. If the U.S. Supreme Court hears the case, the answer will not come until June 2016 at the earliest. Even if the U.S. Supreme Court rules for the Obama Administration, there may not be enough time to have everything ready by the time a new president were to take over. As new news breaks, I will update everyone.