Court stymies Obama plan for undocumented immigrants

Sunita Sohrabji
June 2, 2015


The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed a lower court’s ruling to remain, delaying Obama’s executive immigration order for relief from deportation against millions of potentially eligible people residing in the US. The order would instruct states to provide drivers’ licenses and benefits for those who qualify for the DAPA and DACA programs.

The lawsuit was brought about by 26 states, with Texas leading the charge.

“The president acted within his legal authority when he announced the expanded DACA and the new DAPA programs in November 2014,” said Stewart Kwoh, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA). “Unfortunately, the Fifth Circuit’s decision means that the president’s immigration relief programs continue to be delayed in implementation, but we have confidence that immigrant communities will ultimately prevail.”

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Organizations mentioned/involved: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
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