Immigration Decision

The Supreme Court announced yesterday that it had deadlocked 4-4, in a case challenging President Obama’s immigration plan. The underlying case appealed to the Supreme Court, United States v. Texas, No. 15-674, concerned an executive action by the President to allow unauthorized immigrants who are the parents of US citizens or of lawful permanent residents to apply for a program that would spare them from deportation and provide them with work permits. The program was called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA. The immigration plan would have also expanded deferred action for childhood arrivals, or DACA. This result means that as many as five million undocumented immigrants will not be shielded from deportation or allowed to legally work in the United States. This is a disappointing decision for Shankle Law Firm and its Hispanic friends and family in particular. The hope was to keep many families together when the individuals are law abiding people with US Citizen children who only know our country as their home. There is still hope in the years ahead. #keepfamiliestogether