On April 17, 2015, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments
in the case of
State of Texas, et al. v. United States. This is the case in which Texas and other states challenged President
Obama's November 2014 executive actions.
The hearing on April 17th is not to decide the actual case. Rather, the
sole issue is whether the preliminary injunction issued by the lower court
is to be lifted. Although the court challenge will continue, if the preliminary
injunction is lifted, the Department of Homeland Security will be free
to fully implement expanded DACA and DAPA.
No decision will be made on the day of oral arguments. Rather, the Court
will issue a written decision, hopefully within the next few weeks, although
it could take several months.