A federal judge in Texas has ruled again calls the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program illegal (DACA) from the federal government.
With this, Thousands of young people are uncertain about their future henceforth.
Which judge will reject the DACA immigration plan and declare it illegal?
U.S. District Court Judge, Andrew Hanen who had already declared DACA illegal in 2021, issue a new decision This will suspend the effective date of the revocation for all DACA recipients who received their original status before July 16, 2021.
What does it mean that DACA is illegal and what impact does it have on its beneficiaries?
It means that Current claimants can still attempt to renew their coverage and that the Administration may continue to process and approve DACA renewal applications for these individuals.
However, The uncertainty for new applicants remains since the judge’s decision prohibits the submission of new applications. This extends the legal limbo that DACA has been in for two years and underscores the urgency of a long-term legislative solution to address the Dreamers’ plight and provide them a clear path to citizenship.
What’s Next for DACA After Judge Andrew Hanen’s Setback?
The attorneys at Mexican American Legal and Educational Defense (MALDEF) represent several young people who want to maintain this support.
The case would be appealed and could end up being reviewed by the Supreme Court.
What is the DACA program, what is its purpose, and when was it established?
The DACA program, which It was implemented in 2012 under the administration of Barack Obama currently offers protection 600,000 young adults Commonly known as “Dreamer” who came to the United States as undocumented children and have spent much of their lives in the countryside.
Since its inception, the DACA program has offered Dreamers protection from deportation and has given them a work permit for the last 11 years.
However, the judge refrained from taking immediate action to revoke the protections granted Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are protected by DACA.