Jennifer Koh Speaks on Litigation Challenge to Pres. Obama’s Immigration Action

On August 4, 2015, Professor Jennifer Koh spoke at an Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Law Section meeting on Texas v. United States, the federal litigation pending in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in which 26 states have challenged President Obama’s creation of Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). DAPA would have provided temporary relief from deportation for parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, but has been temporarily enjoined by a federal district court in Texas. Her presentation focused on the legal claims raised in the litigation, as well as the implications of the lawsuit for immigration practitioners and immigrant communities. She was joined by Prof. Annie Lai, Co-Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at UC Irvine School of Law.