Comment: Deadlocked Supreme Court Dooms DAPA
"The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court." This one sentence Supreme Court decision thwarted the implementation of President Obama's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA program. In February 2015, Federal District Court in Brownsville, Texas, entered a preliminary injunction against implementation of DAPA program while the legal case proceeded. The administration appealed, and the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans affirmed the injunction to circuit court case. With today's ruling, The Supreme Court let the injunction against DAPA stand.

With the blockage of DAPA, what is the legacy of Obama administration on immigration? There was no action on comprehensive immigration reform in the first two years of the administration when Democrats controlled the House, the Senate and the Presidency--showing a clear lack of priority. DACA was an accomplishment. "Deporter in Chief" deported more than 2.5 million immigrants, more than any other President. Our broken immigration system remains broken. What immigration legacy do these 8 years add up to? Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at

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Focus: The I-140 / The Degree Equivalency 2016-2017 Edition
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