Written by attorney Lindsay Catherine Mims

U.S. v. Texas and The SCOTUS Split Decision

President Barack Obama is no stranger to executive actions that result in contention, especially when it comes to his immigration policies. Two such examples are his initiatives expanding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). According to the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA), "[t]he DAPA and DACA initiatives allow law enforcement officials to focus their attention on public safety risks, while allowing noncitizens with significant family and community ties to the United States to obtain temporary, renewable deferrals of deportation." Questions about the legality of these initiatives have resulted in the lawsuit U.S. v. Texas.

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