Injunction Preventing Deferred Action for Parents of US Citizen Children Program is Upheld by Federal Court of Appeals

The expansion of the Deferred Action program announced last Nov. 2014 by President Obama has been dealt a serious setback. On Nov. 10, 2015, The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction preventing the expansion from going into effect. The case must now be heard by the United States Supreme Court if the decision is to be changed. This is a let down for many immigrant parents hoping to obtain some relief from deportation and receive work permits. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals as announced in 2012 is still in effect for those individuals who qualify.

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