Texas Judge Blocks DAPA and Expanded DACA, what does that mean for you?
On February 15, 2015 a Federal judge in Texas blocked President Obama’s executive action provisions regarding DAPA and expanded DACA. While this is extremely disappointing, it is not the end of the road. These is an interim decision and not a final law. While this temporary injunction did delay the start date of expanded DACA and potentially also DAPA, it did not cancel or refute these executive actions. The judge’s decision will most likely be appealed to the next higher court, where hopefully a fresh set of eyes and a more open-minded judge will allow President Obama’s executive actions to take shape and be implemented.
So, those of you out there who are potentially eligible for expanded DACA or DAPA, please do not give up hope! There is still time for this to turn into reality. Keep checking back for updates as they are released!