Feb 24

Federal Judge Stops Executive Action Programs: DACA and DAPA

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Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the Federal District Court in Brownsville, Texas found that President Obama’s expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program would put a major burden on state budgets. His ruling suspended the program, but the Department of Justice has filed an appeal to enjoin DACA and DAPA. Qualified applicants are still encouraged to gather paperwork in preparation for the President’s Executive Action plan being reinstated. Check out this excellent New York Times article to read more about the effects of the Judge’s decision: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/21/us/for-immigrants-fear-returns-after-a-federal-judges-ruling.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0