DACA will stay on, new ruling by US federal judge

DACA suspension invalidated

There’s news about DACA that the decision to suspend the program has been deemed invalid by a federal judge.

DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

This US immigration policy is concerning certain individuals who have been brought into the country as children and are at present unlawfully staying in the country. They will, under this policy receive a renewable 2-year period of deferred action from deportation. This will give them the chance to be eligible for a USA work permit
Eligibility Recipients of this program must not have felonies or serious misdemeanors in their name.
History It was announced in June 2012 by the then US President Barack Obama. Applications to the program were accepted by USCIS from August 15, 2012.

The verdict on November 14, 2020, observed that the actions undertaken by purported acting secretaries who didn’t hold their offices properly as per the lawful succession order were considered as having no legal authority.The DACA program was suspended by Chad Wolf while he had unlawfully assumed the position of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. This unlawful bearing of office formed the ground for invalidating his decision of suspending DACA.

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USCIS – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

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