Supreme Court Issues Tied Ruling
While today’s split decision sets no Supreme Court precedent, these important, commonsense policies will unfortunately remain blocked nationwide because of the overreach by a single district court judge in Texas. The fact remains, DAPA and DACA+ are commonsense programs that are lawful, constitutional, and consistent with decades of actions taken by presidents of both parties..
Today’s deadlock is a setback for immigrant families, but this battle is not over. Legal experts will explore all legal options available. Unfortunately this will not be a quick process and many families will needlessly suffer in the interim. We will not stop until every member of our community can live in dignity, without fear of being separated from their families.
While today’s erroneous outcome is deeply disappointing, it does not impact DACA 2012, which was not at issue in this case. Individuals eligible for the original DACA program may still apply.