In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s February 16, 2015, ordergranting a preliminary injunction against DAPA and expanded DACA. AILA President Victor Nieblas expressed disappointment in the decision, stating, “Once again, a Fifth Circuit panel sided with Texas and other states in a politically motivated lawsuit to challenge President Obama’s authority to exercise his constitutionally granted executive power to provide a reprieve from deportation for certain parents of American children and to expand the existing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.”

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5th Circuit Affirms Injunction