Earlier this month the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that blocked President Barack Obama’s 2014 immigration initiative, called Deferred Action for Parential Accountability (DAPA) which sought to protect certain parents of US citizens from removal and sought to expand his existing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. The Justice Department is taking this matter to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of having the legal issues resolved and allowing the President’s initiative to go forward. Critics of the Fifth Circuit’s decision believe that the court is putting politics ahead of the lives of millions who are living their life in limbo. The Supreme Court is likly to decide early next year whether they will take the case. If they do a ruling would be expected in the summer of 2016.
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