Update: The End of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program: Some Immediate Takeaways [April 5, 2018] [open pdf - 491KB]
"Trump Administration's planned phase-out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California and the Eastern District of New York issued nationwide preliminary injunctions limiting the DACA phase-out to aliens who have not yet obtained DACA benefits. In a separate lawsuit, a federal district court in Maryland declined to enjoin the planned rescission of DACA, but prohibited the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from using information provided by DACA applicants for immigration enforcement purposes except in certain circumstances. The Maryland district court's decision does not impact the two nationwide injunctions halting the DACA phase-out with respect to persons who have already obtained relief under that initiative, and those injunctions will remain in place while the litigation continues in the federal courts of appeals, unless the Supreme Court or the courts of appeals order otherwise. Therefore, DHS will continue to accept DACA applications and renewal requests from individuals who have previously received DACA benefits."
CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10052
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