DACA Ruling: US Must Accept New Applications
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the government must continue to implement the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals program in the U.S. and accept new applications. The program protects undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. Despite the Trump administration’s efforts to eliminate DACA, many federal judges have ruled that the program must continue as the Department of Homeland Security has failed to defend its position that the program is unconstitutional. The ruling regarding DACA on Tuesday is noteworthy because, in addition to requiring the continuance of the program, the judge also required that the US begin taking new applications. DHS has 90 days to argue its position on the issue or the ruling will go into effect.
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