Today, the Supreme Court blocked the implementation of President Obama’s immigration plan, putting his DAPA and DACA expansion plans on hold until after the end of Obama’s term.
The justices issued their 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, the case where several states challenged the presidential action on immigration. The matter before the Court was a preliminary injunction granted by the 5th Circuit against the implementation of these initiatives pending litigation regarding their constitutionality. This means that the injunction to implementation will stand. The decision also means that a final ruling on the merits of the case will not occur before the end of the Obama term. This ruling does not impact the original DACA program launched in 2012.