Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Two of three judges on a penal of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, left in place an injunction by a federal district judge in Brownsville, Tex. The ruling comes in a lawsuit by 26 states against actions President Obama took in November. Many of the initiatives were scheduled to take effect this month. (Last week, the same day applications could have been accepted for DAPA, undocumented parents in Tucson joined protests happening around the country demanding the court to lift the block to DAPA and extended DACA. I wrote about it here.)But this isn't the final word. The court in Texas is reportedly set to hear arguments on the lawsuit the week of July 6.
The appeals court found that Texas and the other states did have sufficient legal grounds to bring the lawsuit and that the administration had not shown it would be harmed if the injunction remained in place and the programs were further delayed.