Supreme Court Splits on Obama Immigration Reform

Supreme Court Splits on Obama Immigration Reform

President Obama’s executive initiatives on immigration are discussed in the Supreme Court now. These initiatives include two acts: DAPA of 2014 and DACA of 2012. The first one – Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) – offers temporary protection from deportation and work permits to more than 4 million illegal immigrants, who are parents of the US citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs). The second – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – offers protection to those who were brought illegally to this country as children. In February 2015 a federal judge in Texas blocked the presidential executive initiatives. Now a suit filed by the […]

Immigration News: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Limbo

Immigration News: DAPA and Expanded DACA in Limbo

On November 20, 2014 Obama announced his executive actions on immigration, which are widely considered to be an attempt to reform the US immigration system. The major points of these initiatives are as follows: 1. A new Deferred Action for Parents of US Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents also known as Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA), which allows parents of US citizens and permanent residents to stay legally in the country and get an employment authorization for 3 years. 2. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) now includes those who arrived to US before the age of 16 and lived here since January 1, 2010. 3. Spouses, sons […]

US Immigration Reform News: Supreme Court to Make a Decision

US Immigration Reform News: Supreme Court to Make a Decision

The highest court of the country announced earlier in January that it would take the case on legality of Obama’s executive order on immigration, which provides granting a provisional status in USA for over 5 million of illegal immigrants. The case was brought by Texas as well as 25 other states claiming illegality of Obama’s executive actions. In February 2015 US District Court Judge in Texas barred the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from going ahead with the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents also called Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Judge Hanen based his injunction on Obama’s […]