In 2014, the president issued executive orders to protect from deportation two groups of immigrants: parents whose children are citizens or legal permanent residents, and immigrants who were brought to the United States as minor children by their parents. However, twenty-six states took legal action challenging the plan. One federal judge imposed an injunction on the plan, and in November 2015, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that injunction by a two-to-one vote, blocking implementation of the executive orders. Now the United States Supreme Court will either uphold or reject the president’s plan to protect qualifying immigrants from deportation.

One part of the executive action is the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which protects some immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. as minor children. The other part of the executive action, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, would protect the parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents if those parents have been in the U.S. since at least 2010. According to the Associated Press, one spokesman says that the Justice Department “remains committed to taking steps that will resolve the immigration litigation as quickly as possible.”

For some immigrants, however, that may not be quickly enough. The United States deported more than 438,000 individuals in 2013, and many more remain at risk. If you need sound legal advice regarding any immigration question or concern, contact an experienced Las Vegas immigration attorney at once. To learn more about deferred action and the protection it offers, work visas and how to obtain them, or deportation and the ways to defend against it, call right away and schedule a consultation with an experienced Las Vegas employment immigration lawyer. A good employment immigration attorney can provide the advice you need – and if necessary, fight aggressively for justice on your behalf – but you must take the first step and make the call.