President Obama’s immigration plan has been at a standstill since mid-February when a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction. This injunction halted the implantation process of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) Program.
In response to the injunction, leaders from over 70 U.S. cities have joined together to file a legal brief asking for the injunction to be removed and for the DAPA program to take effect. Many of these cities are going against the wishes of their state leaders who are a part of the lawsuit which prompted the federal injunction. If the injunction is removed it is estimated that more than 5 million undocumented immigrations will be granted relief to stay in the United States legally.
The leaders who signed on to the legal brief include mayors, city, and county officials from over 73 cities and 27 states. This list includes the City of Houston where city leaders have expressed support of the President’s executive order. The brief provides support for the President’s executive order arguing that its implantation will have a positive effect on public safety and the economy of their respective cities or counties.
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