July 20, 2016

In February the state of Texas brought suit against the Obama administration to prevent the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA+”). The court granted the injunction for DAPA and DACA+ which would have given deferred action to the hundreds of thousands children and parents of lawful permanent residents or citizens. After an unsuccessful appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of the United States granted a Writ of Certiorari to hear the U.S. Government’s appeal. On June 23rd, 2016 in a 4-4 decision, the Supreme Court affirmed the court’s holding, thus overturning President Obama’s proposed reform to federal immigration policy. The Department of Justice seeks a rehearing, which is sometimes granted as a result of not having all justices present. If granted, the case will be brought before the court when the vacancy has been filled. 

Remzi Guvenc Kulen Esq. 

Kulen Law Firm, P.C.