Current Status of DACA, expanded DACA and DAPA.
President Obama’s effort to make reasonable changes in immigration policies (DAPA and an expanded DACA) has bumped up against a serious road block, at least for the time being. Unfortunately,for millions of people residing in the United States the ruling in U.S. v. Texas has been affirmed by the United States Supreme Court in 4-4 decision. A decision that consisted only, as the NY times pointed out, nine words. “The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided court.” However it establishes no precedent and was without any reasoning. There is hope for a case coming back in the future.
This decision has effectively , at least for the time being, crushed the hopes of deportation relief of approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants. The president’s program would have at least temporarily helped 3 major categories of people living in the United States , not to mention their families and friends. DAPA and the proposed expanded DACA will have to live to fight another day.
Below is a short summary people who could have benefited directly from President Obama’s Administration plan but NOW WILL NOT.
The above changes were reasonable and sensible. They aimed to treat people we live and work with more humanely and with more dignity. Unfortunately, this time around these efforts have beend thwarted. It is my hope more and more people will see the “light” and start treating our fellow man with more compassion and respect. Our immigration laws are tough and draconian enough and we do not need to simply reject reasonable modifications under the guise that the President is overreaching his executive authority. Please check out the NY Times article which does an excellent job of explaining U.S. v Texas with infographics etc.Ny times article