Four Million Americans Affected by SCOTUS’ Split Decision Overturning Immigration Reform
Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a split decision in United States v. Texas, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s extended deferred action programs, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).
The decision leaves in place a lower court injunction that blocks the President’s executive actions on immigration announced in November 2014, which impacts more than four million undocumented immigrants and their families, and nearly 79,000 people in Washington state. It will have a significant impact on the Latino community nationwide and impacts other communities across the country. This prevents the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the DAPA program from moving forward while the case is adjudicated in the lower courts.