DAPA and Expanded DACA Finally Headed To U.S. Supreme Court

HomeNews & EventsDAPA and Expanded DACA Finally Headed To U.S. Supreme Court

Immigration News & Events



DAPA and Expanded DACA Finally Headed To U.S. Supreme Court

Share This Post: facebooktwitterLinkedIn

On November 9, 2015, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that President Obama’s executive action from November of 2014 which included the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will remain blocked.  The 2-1 decision was widely expected because two of the judges hearing the case had previously ruled that an injunction against the programs could remain in place.

The Department of Justice quickly announced that it would seek a review of the decision at the United States Supreme Court.  If the Supreme Court accepts the case, a final ruling on the legality of the programs could at long last come in June of 2016.  Meanwhile, millions of people hoping to apply for work permits under the programs continue to wait and hope.

Further Reading:  New York Times Story

In November of 2014, President Obama announced executive actions on immigration to great fanfare.  Nearly a year later, some of the most high profile of those actions, including Deferred Action…


Amidst nationwide controversy related to police brutality, law enforcement agencies throughout the United States have begun to implement body cameras. The goal of the body camera is to resolve any…



Recognized Leaders In
Immigration Law

Joseph & Hall P.C. is a full-service immigration law firm. We pride ourselves on being nationwide experts in all areas of immigration law, including the practice areas listed below. Our attorneys frequently are asked to speak both locally and nationally on a wide variety of immigration topics. For an overview of each practice area, please click the links below. If you have any questions about how these practice areas may apply to your case, please do not hesitate to contact our firm.


We Are Committed to Your Dreams.

Countless people dream of becoming a U.S. citizen. If your application was rejected by the USCIS, we are here to fight for your best interests.

Get in touch with us. Write us a message.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Tap Here To Schedule An Appointment
It's Fast & Easy