Federal Judge Halts President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration
It was announced that on February 16th, US District Judge Andrew Hanen from the Southern District of Texas issued a temporary injunction causing a halt to President Obama’s recently announced Executive Action on Immigration. In essence, a temporary injunction is an order for a party to not act until a hearing can be held.
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions, including an expanded version of the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy and the new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability policy. Though Judge Hanen’s issuance of the temporary injunction would not impact the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, approximately 4 million are expected to qualify but must wait until the government is permitted to implement these policies.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services previously announced that it would begin accepting applications for the expanded DACA policy on February 18th. At this time, it appears Judge Hanen’s decision will impact that date; however, we are confident that the courts will find in favor of President Obama and his authority to issue these executive actions.
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