Immigration Attorney Clay Alger Discusses the DACA and DAPA Executive Actions

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On June 15 2012 the Obama Administration created a policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals now commonly known as “DACA” This program has allowed hundreds of thousands of people who were brought to the United States as children and who do not have lawful immigration status to obtain a work permit and remain in the United States On November 20 2014 the Obama Administration announced additional programs seeking to expand the DACA program announcing a new program called “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents “DAPA” expanding provisional waivers and creating enforcement priorities Soon thereafter several states filed a lawsuit in Texas seeking to stop some of these programs and the case is now currently pending before the United States Supreme Court A decision is expected in June 2016 In this video series immigration attorney Clay Alger discusses these programs and the status of the legal battle