COURT ORDERS TRUMP TO ACCEPT NEW DACA APPLICATIONS


A federal court ordered the Trump administration to begin accepting new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications. The administration has so far refused to accept new applications despite the Supreme Court holding that President Trump’s 2017 rescission of DACA was invalid because it lacked an adequate justification.


U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm of the District of Maryland said his order “fully restores the DACA policy to its pre-September 5, 2017 status,” a reference to the day the Trump administration announced the president would rescind the program.


The USCIS says it is reviewing the ruling. However, the agency`s last statement on their website was after the Supreme Court decision on June 19, 2020. “Today’s court opinion has no basis in law and merely delays the President’s lawful ability to end the illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals amnesty program.”, says the statement.


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