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Federal Judge Temporarily Halts President Obama’s Executive Action Plans on Immigration

Feb 17, 2015 | DACA, DAPA, Deferred Action, Deferred Enforced Departure, DREAM, Executive Order, federal court, immigration, new law

Late Monday night, a federal judge in Texas ordered a temporary halt to President Obama’s Executive Action orders on immigration, the first of which, the expanded DACA program, was set to take effect on February 18, 2015.¬† Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) was set to take effect on May 19, 2015.

Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision means that the 26 states that have currently sued the Obama Administration for his actions on immigration, will be allowed to pursue their lawsuit, which aims to permanently stop the Executive Order from going into effect.

Today, the White House announced that it will appeal Judge Hanen’s decision, which appeal will be heard in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ruchi Thaker