Obama's executive action on immigration headed to the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on January 19, 2016 it will hear arguments related to Texas v. U.S., the lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive action on immigration.  On November 20, 2014 President Obama announced a number of actions and priorities, including expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") and the creation of a new program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents ("DAPA") that would allow parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to request deferred action and employment authorization for three years, provided they have lived in the U.S. continuously since January 1, 2010 and pass required background checks.
Seventeen states (with Texas as lead plaintiff) filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration in December 2014 alleging the President's proposed executive actions, including the expansion of DACA and the creation of DAPA, exceed his authority.  The case has moved through the federal district court to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and now is headed to the Supreme Court.  Stay tuned for updates from Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C. in the coming months on this page: www.iandoli.com/newsandupdates.