Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Oral Arguments on Executive Action Injunction

Kelli Allen

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.

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