Supreme Court to Rule on Expanded Deferred Action

Assistant Director of Communications

January 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments in the lawsuit Texas and other states filed against the Obama administration’s expansion of deferred action on immigration.

A decision in the case could come in June.

“It’s time for the Supreme Court to resolve this question so we can move forward,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. “The policies in question are good. Until Congress passes commonsense, permanent immigration reform, they keep families intact and strengthen our communities.

“Now Congress must act. In the long run, only Congress can pass permanent laws that replace our broken immigration system with a process that strengthens the rule of law, boosts our economy and respects human dignity.”