UNITED STATES V. TEXAS (U.S. SUPREME COURT, 2015)

In 2014 President Obama issued an executive order, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, which extended deferred action to certain undocumented immigrants. Texas and twenty-five other states challenged the executive order in federal court and the district court issued an injunction, which the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld. ADL signed onto a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case, and another brief once the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, urging the Court to lift the injunction. The briefs argue that the injunction harms millions of individuals who have either been in the United States since they were children or who are the parents of American citizens or lawful permanent residents, as well as the broader communities in which they reside. They further argue that lifting the injunction would allow people access to better jobs, improving their lives, the lives of their families, and the lives of other community members.