Synopsis:

These combined decisions presented an array of administrative and constitutional challenges to the Department of Homeland Security’s (‘DHS’) decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (‘DACA’) last year. This is the third set-back to the Trump administration’s efforts to rescind the 2012 Executive Order by the Obama Administration. This decision out of the District of Columbia is the third federal court to order the reinstatement of DACA following in the footsteps of California and New York.

Sources:

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, et al., v. Donald J. Trump, et al., Civil Action No.1701907

Trustees of Princeton University, et. al., v. United States of America, et al., Civil Action No. 17-2325

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Thoughts:

DACA recipients can only begin renewing their DACA 150-days to 120-days before their expiration dates. So this is great news for DACA recipients as before, only DACA recipients with an expiration date between September 5, 2017, and March 5, 2018, were able to renew, but now DACA recipients can still renew, at least until a final decision on the cases can be heard by the Supreme Court.