For the roughly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children that DACA protects from deportation, the ongoing uncertainty about their future in this country also continues.
The ruling was an unexpected, albeit temporary, reprieve for the program, which President Donald Trump opted to end almost exactly a year ago.
Definitivamente, asegura que fue el beneficio del programa de la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) que obtuvo en julio de 2015, lo que la liberó de sus miedos. “Aunque ya tenía mi negocio. No tener un estatus me evitaba hacer algo más. DACA cambió mi vida en gran manera. Ahora sé que no tengo límites”, dice la mujer de 27 años.
Six months. That’s how long the Trump administration gave Congress to find a legislative fix or replacement for the Obama-era program aimed at shielding young undocumented immigrants from deportation when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a phaseout of the program in September 2017.
On Friday, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates ruled that the Trump administration does not have to accept new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program but must continue processing renewals while the future of the program is under appeal.
A ruling against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program after a hearing in Houston will probably not bring an immediate end to DACA, thanks to conflicting orders in other courts that have kept it alive for so-called Dreamers. But it is a step in a fight over DACA that could end up in the Supreme Court.
D.C.-based U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled Friday that the government must restart the program aimed at providing deportation protection for undocumented immigrants that were brought to the U.S. as small children, known as Dreamers, by Aug. 23.
U.S. District Judge John Bates in Washington, D.C., said he would stay Friday’s order, however, until August 23 to give the administration time to decide whether to appeal.
Daniel Marques would probably be working as a financial adviser for a big investment firm in New Jersey right now.
Should I pursue certain career opportunities, or go home because I don’t know how much time I’ll have with my family? Can I commit to buying a car or a house if I don’t know how long I will be here?