U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to DAPA

In November 2014, President Obama announced that undocumented immigrants living in the United States who are parents of U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident children were eligible to apply for Deferred Action and received work permits.  The program is named Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents or DAPA.  However, several states sued the federal government and in February 2015, the district court stayed implementation of the program.  The federal government lost in district court and the Court of Appeals. 

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, and decide whether people can start applying for the program.  The Court will likely issue its decision before July 4.  Here, you can read more about the Supreme Court's action: goo.gl/hQgmBZ

 

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