The latest on DAPA and DACA

This April 17, 2015 New York Times article recaps the current fate of Obama’s immigration plan – where things are, and where things are headed.

NEW ORLEANS — The immediate fate of President Obama’s sweeping immigration overhaul now rests with a three-judge appeals panel after an intense legal clash on Friday between lawyers for the federal government and for a 26-state coalition that has challenged the executive actions.

A federal district judge in February angrily ordered an indefinite halt to the president’s plan, which would shield up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation and provide work permits to many of them. The judge, Andrew S. Hanen, in Brownsville, Tex., said Mr. Obama had abused his power and violated administrative procedures.