Seventeen states including; Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin have filed suit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the President’s executive action.
The main issues of the dispute are the constitutionality over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (“DAPA”) programs. The programs allow certain undocumented young adults and their parents to live and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation. However, the status provided by these programs is temporary, discretionary, revocable and currently do not lead to permanent residence.
*It is important to note, none of the President’s initiatives have been implemented and USCIS is not accepting any requests or applications at this time. Beware of anyone who offers to help you submit an application or a request for any of these proposed actions before they are available.