In November 2014, President Obama expanded the deferred action program currently in effect.  The expansion would have extended eligibility to participate in the program to about 4 million more individuals currently in the U.S. illegally.  The program extension is currently on hold due an injunction issued by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  The issuance of the injunction was appealed by the federal government.  The Court of Appeals upheld the injunction in a decision issued earlier this week. 

This means the expansion of the deferred action program remains temporarily blocked from implementation until the trial of the matter takes place or the federal government successfully appeals the decision.  Stay tuned.  It will likely be months before this issue resolves itself.