U.S. v Texas
June 23, 2016: A disappointing 4-4 tie from the Supreme Court in this case, which means that the Fifth Circuit’s nationwide injunction against DAPA and expanded DACA remains in place by default.
GLAD joined a coalition of 326 immigration, civil rights, labor, and social service groups in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Texas, urging the court to lift the injunction that blocked the executive actions on immigration that President Obama announced in November 2014.
The Obama administration’s expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as well as a new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) initiative were stopped by a federal district court in Texas, and that court’s order subsequently was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The lawsuit against the president’s executive actions was brought by 26 states. Late last year the federal government appealed the case to the Supreme Court.