Federal District Court Judge Andrew Hanen issued a 117 page Memorandum Opinion and Order today in regards to the State of Texas and other States attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. 18.08.31Texas Order Denying PI Many expected the decision to call for an end to the DACA program, however Judge Hanen stated that Texas and other states essentially took too long to file the lawsuit.
Judge Hanen did cast great doubt on the future of DACA, stating that he believes the program was enacted in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and finding that the states were harmed by the program. However, given so many people relied on the program and Texas took years to file suit, he did not grant the preliminary injunction. He also issued a separate order allowing either party to appeal the case to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Hanen essentially is wanting the higher courts to issue ruling on the different legal theories so that everyone across the nation can have one unified policy. Currently the majority of District Court Judges have ruled that the DACA program must continue, however others have not. Ultimately the United States Supreme Court will decide the case after the separate cases make their way through their respective Courts of Appeals.
Immigration and Criminal Attorney Ray Ybarra Maldonado, of the Ybarra Maldonado Law Group, breaks down the Judge’s Ruling and describes what he believes will happen next with DACA. To be updated of future videos following the Ybarra Maldonado Law Group on Facebook.