What could be considered a bittersweet moment for many Dreamers! The pending decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) instated by former President Barack Obama, has reached a halt. The U.S government found the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not provide a substantial reason as to why it should be cancelled.
DHS “virtually unexplained” reasons
Judge John D. Bates of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia said that the administration’s decision to terminate the program (DACA) was based on the “virtually unexplained” grounds that the program was “unlawful.”
What does this mean?
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has 90 days to, “better explain its reasoning,” for canceling the program. If after the 90 days, DHS fails to do so, they must resume processing DACA application both new and renewals.
What can you do now?
Due to an injunction issued in January, USCIS is only processing renewal applications for beneficiaries of DACA.