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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: DACA is Back, Trump is Thwarted Again – This Time By a Republican Appointed Judge


On April 24, 2018, Federal Judge John D. Bates for the District of Columbia ruled DACA must remain in place and that the government must resume accepting new applications. 

Judge Bates had concluded that the Trump Administration’s decision to cancel the program was done without any explanation as to how the program was unlawful, and thus the decision was “arbitrary and capricious” in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act (“APA”). In determining that the Court had authority to review the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind DACA, it explained: 
…the cases are clear that courts have the authority to review an agency’s interpretation of the law if it is relied on to justify an enforcement policy, even when that interpretation concerns the lawful scope of the agency’s enforcement discretion.  See Chaney, 470 U.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Trump Administration to End DACA Program

On September 5, 2017, President Trump issued a written statement read aloud by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announcing the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The President has put into place a 6-month “wind-down” of the DACA program.

What we know so far:

  • During this 6-month period, all applications that have already been filed and are pending will be processed, as well as renewal applications for those facing near-term expiration.
  • New applications for work permits will not be accepted.
  • All existing work permits will be honored until their date of expiration up to two full years from today.

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