The Supreme Court 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, means that President Obama’s executive action will not be implemented for the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).
This decision, however, does not affect the original DACA program that started in 2012. Therefore people who qualify for the original DACA should still apply or continue to renew their deferred action status.
The decision to block President Obama’s executive action on expanded DACA and DAPA is a disappointment for many immigrants and their families but it does not end the debate and need for a legal and comprehensive immigration reform which is important for the American workforce as a whole. We believe that the efforts for immigration reform will still continue.