Supreme Court Will Rule on DAPA Immigration Decision
SCOTUS to Rule on Immigration Decision
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) released a statement on Tuesday that it would hear President Obama’s appeal on an injunction opposing its Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs. What this news means is that come April, the arguments for the executive action will take place with a ruling in June before the court’s recess. Should the court side with the president, the programs, DAPA included, could be implemented before he leaves office in 2017.
Ruling Could Impact More Than 5 Million Undocumented Immigrants
In February 2015, after the President enacted the executive order instating these actions, 25 states sued the administration on the ground that the policies overstepped President Obama’s constitutional authority, and that the policies, which allows for five million undocumented immigrants to be eligible for work, would cause substantial stress on the states.
Though it was announced that the Supreme Court will rule an immigration decision, which side the court will vote with is still up in the air, it is worth noting that among the court’s conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy have both indicated that their views on immigration are significantly more moderate than other conservatives.
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