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Deferred Action for Immigrants

Deferred Action: Supreme Court to hear arguments regarding Executive Action to expand DACA  (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for parents of US Citizens and Permanent Residents). On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding President Obama’s executive actions to expand relief under certain programs meant to benefit certain immigrants who arrived as children or who are parents of United States Citizens.

At issue will be whether the executive actions were within the scope of the President’s authority under the Constitution.  Proponents of the programs argue that the President has the authority to direct the activities and enforcement of the federal agencies, while opponents of the program argue that the actions could adversely affect economic conditions in certain states, and that the action exceeded the President’s authority.  It is expected that the Supreme Court will issue a ruling in June.

The attorneys at The Mazza Law Group will be monitoring the Supreme Court’s decision carefully.  Should the expanded relief under DACA and DAPA be upheld, there will be potential immigration benefits to many individuals.

If you have questions about your immigration status and whether you may qualify for an immigration benefit, contact The Mazza Law Group to speak confidentially with a lawyer about your rights.

Deferred Action for Immigrants was last modified: April 18th, 2016 by Helen Stolinas
Helen Stolinas About Helen Stolinas

Helen Stolinas joined The Mazza Law Group, PC, in January, 2016. Her practice focuses on the areas of Criminal Defense and Immigration. She is a graduate of the Dickinson School of Law, and was the Chief Public Defender of Bradford County from December 2001 through January 2016. Helen is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and is a past president of the Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania.