The DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has been on an up and down path since it was first implemented in 2012. This program allows young undocumented immigrants, who were living in the U.S. before June 15, 2007, to get a temporary reprieve from deportation. If this program affects you and you are wondering about the next steps in a situation like this please contact our office for a free consultation to learn your rights.
Earlier this summer even the Supreme Court ruled that DACA must go back into affect, however the Trump administration decided to once again ‘investigate’ their next steps. Despite this path being contrary to the wishes of America’s most powerful court. Later in the summer, this same NY judge ruled that the current acting secretary of DHS is not actually authorized to be in that position, and therefore his order to delay re-implementation of DACA is not valid.
This situation has truly shown us that, without a strong and vocal community, not justice would ever be served. We thank the brave DREAMers who came out with their stories and served as a plaintiff in this lawsuit. Without their tireless advocacy we would not have this victory!
Check out this story from NBC news:
A New York federal judge on Friday restored the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — which President Donald Trump has tried to end — in a court ruling that would swiftly grant thousands of immigrants whose parents brought them to the U.S. as young children the ability to continue to work and study in the country.
U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis said in his six-page ruling that he was fully reinstating the DACA program based on the terms established under former President Barack Obama’s administration. Trump tried to end the program in September 2017, and this past July Chad Wolf, the acting secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, suspended DACA pending a “comprehensive” review.
However, Garaufis also ruled in November that Wolf has not been acting lawfully as the chief of Homeland Security and that, as such, his suspension of protections for a class of migrants brought to the United States illegally as children is invalid.