Good news for our Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) immigrants! Today it was announced that the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling blocking the Trump Administration from ending President Obama’s 6-year old program that protects young undocumented immigrants, who came to the United States as children, from being deported.
It was only two months ago the Trump Administration announced plans to phase out DACA, but lower court judges have now blocked them from doing so. They have ruled that protection of recipients to continue until the appeals are resolved. New discussions are now being put on the table to extend DACA or provide them with a path to citizenship in exchange for funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border. While this is another blow to the Trump Administration, it is only a temporary one.
– Leanne Dolan, Legal Research Assistant