Justice Department Asks for Delay in Case Involving Immigration Executive Action


The Department of Justice has asked a Federal judge to delay any further action in the case of Texas v. United States involving President Obama’s executive orders on immigration. The lawsuit, which was the subject of a Supreme Court tied decision in June, involves the proposed DAPA and DACA+ programs. The Justice Department asked that no action take place on the lawsuit until President-elect Trump takes office and decides whether to proceed with the case.

Since Donald Trump has already pledged to withdraw President Obama’s executive orders on immigration on his first day in office, most legal analysts expect the case will be dropped in January.

The Department of Justice’s motion to stay proceedings is the first official immigration act occasioned by the election of Donald Trump two weeks ago.

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.

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