DACA Immigration Program Blocked By Federal Judge

Headline Roundup July 18th, 2021

Federal Judge Andrew Hanen ruled on Friday in Texas that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is illegal and hampered the program's ability to accept new applications. The Obama-era program, which was established in 2012, protected certain unauthorized immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation. The 616,000 people currently enrolled in the DACA program will not have their status affected until a further court ruling. 

Most left-rated outlets used the term "undocumented" when referring to the immigrants affected by the ruling. The majority of right-rated outlets used the term "illegal." While center-rated outlets highlighted perspectives from both ends of the political spectrums, left and right voices heavily promoted their own view of the ruling.

From the Center
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A federal judge in Texas on Friday invalidated an Obama-era initiative that provided deportation protections and work permits to some young immigrants, a ruling that places the program in jeopardy.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was unlawful because Congress never gave the executive branch the power to grant mass reprieves to immigrants who are in the U.S. without authorization.

“As popular as this program might be, the proper origination point for the DACA program was, and is, Congress,” Judge Hanen, a George W. Bush appointee, wrote....

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From the Right
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A federal judge issued an injunction on Friday ordering the Biden administration to cease accepting applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The program, initially established in 2012 under the Obama administration, allows illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to defer deportation for two years and to renew the deferral, as well as to receive work permits. DACA recipients are not granted a path to citizenship.

The Department of Homeland Security “violated the [Administrative Procedure Act] with the creation of DACA and its continued operation,” Judge...

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On Friday, a federal judge in Texas blocked an Obama-era program protecting undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children from deportation, halting the program’s ability to accept new applicants and once again throwing the lives of more than 600,000 people into tumult.

In his 77-page opinion, district court Judge Andrew Hanen concluded that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, is unlawful because it violates the Administrative Procedure Act, which governs federal rulemaking, by evading the normal “notice and comment” process in adopting new rules.

Hanen’s decision doesn’t immediately...

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