3 Things to Know about President Trump’s Rescission of DACA

On Sept. 5, 2017, President Trump announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. DACA was established by the Obama administration in June 2012 as a change to immigration policy that would allow people who entered the country...

The Days Of DACA Are Numbered

Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States introduces incredible uncertainty as to the DACA program. Trump campaigned on pledges to end DACA “on day one” and, because DACA is a creation of executive authority, he would have...

Facts to Know about the Supreme Court’s Decision on DAPA

On June 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court split 4-4 in its vote on President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program—also known as DAPA—when it decided the outcome of United States v. Texas.   President Obama first introduced DAPA in...

The Uncertain Future of DACA

As the conclusion of President Obama’s administration draws nearer, the future of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) remains uncertain. The DACA program, which President Obama authorized in 2012, was designed to prevent the deportation of unauthorized...

5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Injunction against DAPA/DACA

On Nov. 9, the  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the U.S. District Court for Southern District of Texas’ decision to temporarily delay the new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood...

Appeals Court Denies Challenge to Initial DACA

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has turned away a legal challenge to the initial 2012 DACA program. This lawsuit is entirely separate from the Texas lawsuit against the November 2014 expanded DACA and DAPA executive actions. However, it may have significant bearing...