Resources: Executive Actions

ADDITIONAL UPDATES ON TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS ON THE BLOG

IMMIGRATION RELATED EXECUTIVE ACTIONS AND PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDA UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry 1/27/17

Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements 1/25/17

See Know Your Rights and Family Safety Planning Information on our Resources Page.

Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States 1/25/17

Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze 1/23/17

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies 1/20/17

IMMIGRATION RELATED EXECUTIVE ACTIONS UNDER FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced the following actions to be taken. As part of the Executive Branch, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other agencies issued directives for policy and rule making to fix existing immigration policies consistent with current statutes because Congress has failed to enact new, modern immigration reform laws. See our blog for updates, and especially our tips on what documents to collect now to prepare for DACA and DAPA. For a Complete Guide to Executive Action, see the American Immigration Council.

On February 16, 2015, a federal district court judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the Obama administration from implementing the new expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and new DAPA (Deferred Action for Parent Accountability) programs. For updates on the litigation, please follow our blog and the American Immigration Lawyers Association pages on Resources about Texas v. United States.  On November 9, 2015, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the District Court’s Decision. On January 19, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Obama Administration’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari.  Oral arguments are scheduled for April 18, 2016. Briefing, including amicus briefs, and analysis can be found on ScotusBlog.com.

In another case, Crane v. Johnson, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal (that will also heard Texas v. United States) ruled that the state of Mississippi and certain plaintiff ICE officers failed to show they were injured by the first DACA program in 2012.  As of April 2015, individuals can still apply for the original program and those who already have DACA can seek renewals.

Besides the immigration programs President Obama attempted to create through Executive Action, the President has used Executive Action in other areas that are important to follow. For example, Executive Actions dealing with climate change are also being challenged.  See: Scotousblog.com on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, where the U.S. Supreme Court halted five separate orders to carry out the plan pending D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and later the US Supreme Court’s more detailed review.

WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT

EXECUTIVE ACTION LEGAL AUTHORITY; WHAT IT IS AND IS NOT

EXPANSION OF DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)

DEFERRED ACTION FOR PARENT ACCOUNTABILITY (DAPA)

EXPANSION OF STATESIDE PROVISIONAL I-601A WAIVERS

EXPANSION OF PAROLE IN PLACE (PIP) FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

FORMULATION OF CONSISTENT ADVANCE PAROLE POLICY

BUSINESS, FAMILY AND MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL IMMIGRATION INITIATIVES

PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION AND PRIORITY DEPORTATIONS

ENFORCEMENT AND BORDER INITIATIVES

CITIZENSHIP INITIATIVES