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Federal judge in Texas orders temporary suspension of Obama’s executive actions on immigration

Today in Texas a federal judge ordered the temporary suspension of Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

The decision will halt for the time being the implementation of expanded DACA (previously planned for tomorrow, February 18).  Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), which was to be implemented in the middle of May, could also be delayed if the case is not resolved before then.

The judge’s order did not put an end to the programs permanently, rather it ordered they be suspended to give time for other legal cases opposing the programs to be decided.  At this time it is unknown when the suspension will be lifted.  The order did not affect individuals who already have DACA or those who have applied for DACA under the original 2012 program.

ICS recommends that all who may be affected use trustworthy sources to remain informed and not to worry: the suspension is temporary and the order will be appealed by the Obama administration.  

You can visit Immigration’s website for their most current updates

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