On April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in United States v. Texas, a case brought by Texas and 25 other states challenging federal immigration enforcement policies. The plaintiff states argue that the policies, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or expanded DACA, violate federal immigration law and the president’s constitutional duty to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” A ruling in favor of Texas could threaten to tear apart millions of American families, while dealing a serious blow to national, state, and local economies. Here, in two minutes, is everything you need to know about what is at stake in this hearing.
Narration: Lizet Ocampo
Music: “Camp” by Podington Bear
Lizet Ocampo is the Associate Director of Immigration at the Center for American Progress. Tom Jawetz is the Vice President of Immigration Policy at the Center. Andrew Satter is the Director of Video at the Center. Kulsum Ebrahim is a Video Producer and Editor at the Center.