Texas Court Considers Case Against Executive Action on Immigration

Today a federal district judge in Brownsville, TX will hear a case brought by 25 states asking that the court block expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents (DAPA) programs announced as part of the Administration’s November executive action on immigration.  The lawsuit asks that implementation of these programs, which together will save nearly 5 million immigrants seeking a better life in the United States from deportation, be blocked on the basis that they’re unconstitutional.  Twelve states that support the President’s executive action filed an amicus brief in support of the measures taken by the Administration due to lack of Congressional action.  The presiding judge, Andrew Hanen, will likely rule in favor of the 25 states who filed the case, leading to a lengthy judicial process.