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Supreme Court Issues a Disappointing Decision on President Obama’s DAPA and Expanded DACA Programs

Jun 23, 2016 | DACA, DAPA, Deferred Action, Executive Order, federal court, immigration, Immigration policy, Immigration reform, News, Supreme Court Litigation



On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in U.S. v. Texas.

By a vote of 4-4, the Court was deadlocked, meaning the Fifth’s Circuit’s decision issuing a nationwide injunction on President Obama’s DAPA and expanded DACA programs remain in effect.  This means 4 million people who expected to benefit from the programs remain in limbo.

Since Justice Scalia’s death, with only 8 justices on the bench, there was no “tie breaker” vote, which is why the decision is 4-4.

There will be a later appeal, so Obama immigration policy will be revived IF Hillary Clinton wins and a democratic nominee provides a 5th vote.

The decision does not affect the original 2012 DACA program that was put into place.

Ruchi Thaker