U.S. v. Texas: Texas Response Due Dec. 29

December 1, 2015

Adela de la Torre, 213-400-7822, [email protected]

Supreme Court’s Timeline in Texas v. U.S. Is Welcome News for Immigrant Families

WASHINGTON — The state of Texas will have eight additional days, until December 29, to respond to the U.S. Justice Department’s request that the Supreme Court review Texas v. United States, the case that has put some of President Obama’s immigration actions on hold. This is far short of Texas’s original request for an additional 30 days to respond to the Justice Department’s request, which was filed on November 20. Critically, this time frame presents the opportunity for the Supreme Court to accept and decide the case this term (by June 2016). Below is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center:

“This is a welcome development that brings the five million U.S. citizen children whose parents are DAPA-eligible closer to having their fate decided by the Supreme Court this term. Our communities have waited far too long already for much-needed relief, and Texas’s request for a full month of extra time to prepare its response would only have exacerbated the pain we already feel. The Supreme Court’s decision means there is a greater probability that the Court will hear this case in a timely manner.”

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