Deferred action for parents of U.S. citizens is not effective

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced new programs for undocumented people who have been living in the United States since 2010. One program would allow parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents to obtain Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). The other program would allow more people to be eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). But, these programs are not effective yet. Texas and other states filed a lawsuit against the United States to stop them. The most recent court hearing took place before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 17, 2015. The United States asked the court to lift the injunction and allow the programs to be effective while the lawsuit continues. So far, the court has not made a decision. So, for now, nobody can apply for DAPA or the new DACA.

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