“In their request for a partial stay of Judge Hanen’s injunction last week, DOJ claims the order ‘vastly exceeds the relief necessary to redress the limited alleged harms’ suffered by the state of Texas. According to their application, the injunction currently applies to ‘States [which] the Court did not find to have established any injury, and even to States that have informed th[e] Court that they desire and expect to benefit from [DAPA].’ At the very least, they claim, ‘the injunction should be stayed so that it applies only to the implementation of [DAPA] in Texas,'” notes the Immigration Reform Law Institute in a recent blog post.

“Such a state-by-state injunction of DAPA would clearly lead to absurd results. Nothing would appear to keep the almost 2 million illegal aliens residing in Texas to travel to another state to claim deferred action status and work permits.”