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.
- The Economist A federal judge orders Donald Trump to reinstate DACA
- CNN Judge orders reopening of DACA, after 90-day delay
- Washington Post Federal Judge: Trump Administration must accept new DACA applications
- NY Magazine Third Federal Judge Agrees: Trump Administration Must Keep DACA
- New York Times U.S. Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules
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.