This week, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hannen denied the Obama administration’s request that would have allowed applications for hardworking immigrant parents and young adults to stay in the U.S. This decision represents another frustrating delay on actions that could impact the lives of at least 3.7 million people currently living in the U.S.
The two immigration programs that a coalition of 26 states and and the White House are fighting over are DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability). They were created and then expanded by President Obama to help those brought to the U.S. as children without criminal records, as well as undocumented parents of U.S. citizens, stay and work in the U.S.
Three million is a big number, but this issue is really about your friends, colleagues and employees — those you most likely consider to be the “good guys.”