Friday, March 13, 2015

Law Professors: Preliminary Injunction Ruling Halting Expanded Deferred Action Program ""Deeply Flawed" Legally

A group of more than 100 immigration law professors signed a statement calling the preliminary injunction ruling in Texas v. United States temporarily blocking implementation of President Obama's expanded deferred action program "deeply flawed."  The law professors letter is getting national attention.

The letter begins:

 "We write as scholars and teachers of immigration law who have reviewed the executive actions announced by the President on November 20, 2014; the opinion in Arpaio v. Obama, Civ. Action # 14-01966 (BAH) (D.D.C. Dec. 23, 2014); and the opinion of Judge Hanen in Texas v. United States, Civ. Action B-14-254 (S.D. Tex. Feb. 16, 2015), preliminarily enjoining two of the executive actions: expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs. We believe that Judge Hanen’s opinion is deeply flawed and that DAPA and the expansion of DACA are well within the legal authority of the federal executive." (emphasis added).


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