Washington D.C. – April 18th, 2016 – Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Texas. The highest court will now decide whether the President’s deferred action initiatives announced in November 2014, known as expanded DACA and DAPA, move forward.
The lawyers arguing for the deferred action initiatives made a convincing case that the law and the Constitution are on our side. As expected, the Justices asked probing questions to both sides, demonstrating they understand the high stakes involved this case said David Nachman, Esq., one of the Managing Attorneys at the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group an immigration and nationality law firm with offices in NY, NJ and Indiana.
According to Michael Phulwani, Esq., one of the other Managing Attorneys at the NPZ Law Group, much of the argument focused on whether Texas really has standing“ a sufficient stake in the outcome of the case to file a lawsuit. The arguments highlighted the fact that this is a political dispute about enforcement policies, not the type of legal dispute that should be before the Supreme Court. Mr. Phulwani states “Texas arguments on standing are unconvincing”. As Justice Breyer noted, a finding by the Court that Texas has standing could flood the courts with lawsuits based on all kinds of political disagreements between States and the federal government.
President Obama’s deferred action initiatives advance common-sense enforcement priorities. To qualify for deferred action, individuals must have continuously resided in the United States since January 1, 2010, register with the government and pass a criminal background check. Instead of tearing apart families through broad enforcement actions, the President is letting law enforcement officials focus their attention on those who pose the greatest threats to public safety.
Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., also one of the Managing Attorneys at the NPZ Law Group states: “It is clearly the case that many families and communities would benefit from the initiatives. The DAPA and DACA II programs are a logical extension of the DACA program announced by President Obama in 2012.” The immigration and nationality lawyers and attorneys at the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group assist clients throughout the U.S. with regard to business and family immigration law issues including Waivers, Deferred Action Applications (DAPA, DACA, etc.) and Work and Travel Permits and can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 201-670-0006 (x107).