The Obama administration lost an appeal to lift or limit an injunction filed by 26 GOP controlled states to stop the implementation of DAPA for parents of undocumented students and extending DACA for undocumented students.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
May 26, 2015
Texas – On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit for the Southern District of Texas denied lifting or limiting a lower federal court injunction to prevent implementation of Obama’s administrative immigration policy of Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and extending DACA for undocumented students.
The three panel federal appeals judges ruled, “we deny the motion for stay and the request to narrow the scope of the injunction.”
At least 1.2 million persons who qualified for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), approximately 636,000 have been accepted through 2014. DAPA would have allowed for parents of undocumented students to stay in the U.S
Today’s decision by the appeals judges clears the way for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to continue to deport DACA students and their parents. The case will most likely reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
GOP presidential candidates viewed as anti-immigrant will most likely not get the Latino vote in 2016.
Appeals Court Decision (PDF): http://t.co/6njwpVMHV2