U.S. v. Texas: the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

1:30 p.m. EST

Please Join BAL and ImmigrationWorks USA for a telephonic briefing on:

U.S. v. Texas: the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans

The U.S. v. Texas case regarding the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program announced by Barack Obama in November 2014, is scheduled for oral argument in the Supreme Court on April 18, 2016.

BAL Partner Lynden Melmed and a panel of fellow immigration lawyers, court watchers and Hill veterans will weigh in on the case and its implications on Wednesday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m. ET during a telephonic briefing sponsored by Immigration Works USA.

The case has been working its way up through the courts since early 2015, when 26 states challenged the president’s action. A U.S. district court judge and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals have ruled against the administration. When the Supreme Court agreed to review the case, it took the unusual step of asking for briefs on the high-stakes constitutional question of whether DAPA violates the Take Care Clause. If implemented, the program will grant legal status and work permits to millions of immigrants living in the country illegally.

Fellow panelists joining Lynden are: Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute, Gregory Siskind, Partner of Siskind Susser PC  and Chandler Morse, Chief of Staff for Senator Jeff Flake.

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 201
Time: 1:30 p.m. EST

To access to the call, please dial: 1-800-559-9370

PASSCODE:  6264247#

Please RSVP to Emily Luft: eluft@immigrationusa.org or at (202) 506-4541

Lynden Melmed is a Partner with BAL and heads the firm’s Government Affairs and Strategic Consulting Group situated in Washington DC, where he advises companies and individuals on complex immigration strategies. Before joining BAL, Mr. Melmed served as Chief Counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that agency’s highest ranking legal position. Mr. Melmed also served as Special Counsel to Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), who at that time was Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship. Mr. Melmed has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and is a frequent lecturer on immigration law and policy. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A. and J.D.).