DAPA Program Remains Blocked

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The federal appeals court has sided with Texas as the injunction against Obama’s immigration actions will stand. With what would have been a relief for almost 5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, the DAPA program was put to an abrupt halt with a 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The executive director, Marielena Hincapie, of the National Immigration Law Center stated that part of the intentions of the lawsuit that was filed back in December was “to delay, to confuse and to instill fear” among immigrants. The results may be devastating for many undocumented people in the U.S. but they are not losing hope.

While 26 states want to bring the president’s initiatives to a halt, 14 states and the Disctrict of Columbia filed papers in the appeals court stating that Texas and its allies failed to consider the benefits that the DAPA program would bring to their states and the entire country. Increased tax revenues and economic growth.