Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Restore DACA

Headline Roundup December 4th, 2020

On Friday, a New York federal judge ordered the Trump administration to begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era initiative that provides semi-legal status to those who entered the U.S. illegally as children. The order directs the Department of Homeland Security to announce by Monday that it is resuming the approval of new DACA applications and work permits, and to return to its previous practice of granting and extending DACA status for two years at a time. This comes after the Trump administration announced it would reject new DACA applications, but let current DACA recipients continue to renew their protections. Projected 2020 presidential election winner Joe Biden is expected to fully restore DACA .

The story was covered by outlets across the political spectrum. Some left-rated outlets speculated about the likelihood of the order to open the window for new DACA applications for the first time since 2017.

Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Restore DACA

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A federal judge in New York has ordered the Trump administration to begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — the Obama-era initiative that provides quasi-legal status to immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children.

U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis issued an order Friday directing the Department of Homeland Security to announce by Monday that it is resuming the approval of new DACA applications and work permits. The judge also ordered DHS to return to its prior practice of granting and extending DACA...

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From the Center
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A federal judge in Brooklyn on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, meaning the government will once more have to accept new applications for the program that protects immigrants living in the U.S. since childhood without legal permission.

The order concludes a three-year legal battle over the Trump administration’s attempt to kill DACA, which the Supreme Court ruled it did improperly because it didn’t follow the proper procedure for federal policy-making.

That means, for the first time since September 2017, new...

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A federal judge in New York on Friday ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to fully reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program known as DACA.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must accepting new applications for DACA and post a notice that it is doing so by Dec. 7, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis, a Clinton appointee, wrote in a six-page opinion.

The ruling stemmed from contention that acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf wasn’t serving lawfully in his position when he issued a memorandum over the summer suspending...

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