Back in November 2014, President Obama announced plans to shield 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. Under the plan, those people in the U.S. illegally who are parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents would be allowed to remain here and receive a work permit. Obama also wanted to extend that protection to more immigrants who were brought here as children. The case was first put on hold by a federal judge in Brownsville. Then the federal appeals court in New Orleans also stated that President Obama overstepped his authority under the Constitution. Now, the Supreme Court will have the final say. The case will be argued in April and decided in June.
If the Supreme Court does find in favor of DAPA, there has not been a time table set for Immigration to produce the forms necessary to apply or when anyone will apply. DAPA is an executive order so it will have a major effect on the coming election. We will keep everyone up to date with any updates about DAPA.