The new DAPA and expanded DACA cannot begin.

In February 2015, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) program along with the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“expanded DACA”) program were stopped from taking effect.

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court did not have enough votes to overturn the lower court’s decision about stopping the program.

The Supreme Court’s decision does not stop the current president or a future president from trying to start a similar program because the Supreme Court did not have enough votes to make future policy, its vote was only enough to not overturn the lower court’s decision.

The decision does not affect the original  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that took effect in 2012 so people eligible for that program may continue to use it.

If you are a US citizen with the right to vote in the upcoming election I encourage you to vote for candidates for President and Congress who will help the millions of people who will continue to suffer as a result of the court case and yesterday’s decision.

If you have any questions regarding immigration, please feel free to call me, immigration attorney Shawn Mesa at (813) 679-5780.

Disclaimer: This information is provided as a public service and not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Any reliance on this information is taken at your own risk.

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