DACA Expansion and DAPA Stalled by Court Order

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 8:30am

Just two days before USCIS was to begin accepting applications for expanded DACA under President Obama's Executive Action, a federal judge in Texas ruled on February 16, 2015 that the Executive Action failed to comply with the Administrative Procedure Act, which requires that the White House provide longer notification and comment before taking action. While this decision delays the implementation of the Executive Action on Immigration, the Department of Homeland Security continues to move forward with preparations, working under the assumption that this recent ruling will ultimately be overturned. The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, responded yesterday, making clear his disagreement with the decision and clarifying the Department of Homeland Security's priorities during the temporary injunction.