A federal judge on Monday blocked Obama’s executive actions on immigration from going into effect. But while immigration reform advocates say they are confident the judge’s decision will be reversed, they are concerned about the uncertainty the ruling could generate within immigrant communities.
The parents of Dreamers and existing DACA recipients, for example, will receive no help. Likewise for the parents whose children were not born in the United States. Despite having lived here for more than five years, paying taxes and generally being hard working people, they will watch from the sidelines -- alongside those who have been here for less than five years -- as many others begin their applications for employment authorization.