In late May, 2015, a three-judge panel at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals declined to issue an emergency stay of the injunction against the implementation of Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and an expanded version of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (expanded DACA).
A hearing on the merits of the injunction is scheduled for July 10, 2015. This will provide another opportunity for the injunction to be lifted, although it is uncertain whether or not this will happen. If the injunction is lifted, implementation of the DAPA and expanded DACA programs will proceed while the main case addressing the legality of these programs continues.
Ultimately, this leaves individuals who would potentially qualify for these programs in limbo about when they will actually be able to apply for and receive the benefits these programs propose. Our firm remains confident in the legality of these executive actions and the ability of the Obama Administration to win in the courts.