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The Trump administration is aiming to end DACA within 6 months.

On Sunday, acting DHS Secretary Wolf told the press that President Trump will attempt to end DACA by the end of the year. The administration will go to Congress to find a solution, but is also looking into refiling its original proposal with a new rationale. The Trump administration will continue to renew visas for DACA recipients in the meantime.

USCIS issued a statement on the Supreme Court’s DACA decision.

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that President Trump’s attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was “arbitrary” and invalid, and the administration would need to go through the proper processes to end the program. On June 19, USCIS issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision. USCIS holds the position that the Supreme Court’s decision “has no basis in law” and only “delays” the end of the program. USCIS further said that DACA is not a “long-term solution,” and that Congress has the ability to reform immigration laws to allow for solutions for undocumented immigrants.

Undocumented immigrant activists face immigration risks in joining protests.

The past week has seen protests across the U.S. in response to George Floyd’s death and against police brutality and systemic racism. In some cities, the protests were accompanied by “riots” and “looting.” Across the U.S., some peaceful protesters have been arrested, tear-gassed, and shot with rubber bullets. Undocumented immigrants, including DACA beneficiaries, have had to grapple with these risks to protesting, in addition to the risk that an arrest could affect their immigration status. On Sunday, CBP acting Commissioner Morgan said that the agency was supporting law enforcement against “rioters,” but also said that the move was not meant to enforce immigration law. One DACA recipient and activist named Máxima Guerrero was arrested in her car while leaving a demonstration in Phoenix, and was in ICE custody for two days. After a large community outcry, she was released by ICE.

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on DACA

President Trump announced the end of DACA more than two years ago. Due to litigation, it is still in effect, and now the Supreme Court will have the final word. The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday on 1) whether federal judges are able to review DACA, and 2) whether the way Trump went about ending DACA violated the law. The government argued that ending DACA falls within normal discretion, while plaintiffs argued the government’s ending of DACA violates the Administrative Procedure Act. The justices seemed split, though many justices kept their feelings close to their chest. A decision can be expected by summer.

Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in DACA Termination Case

On Tuesday, November 12, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the administration’s decision to terminate DACA, the program that shields certain immigrants who were brought to the United States as children from deportation.

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Trump can Terminate Obama-Era DACA Program

CNBC reports that the Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments over the legality of the Trump administration’s decision to terminate DACA.

Trumps attempt to end DACA is thwarted. Ninth Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction Requiring DHS to Adjudicate DACA Renewal Applications

The court issued an opinion affirming the district court’s January 9, 2018, entry of a preliminary injunction requiring DHS to adjudicate renewal applications for existing DACA recipients.

Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction, Preserving DACA for Now

On Friday, August 31, 2018, a district court judge in Texas declined to issue a preliminary injunction halting DACA.

Filing DACA Applications in the Wake of Federal Court Rulings

While there cannot be any new applications at this time, there can still be applications that can be renewed. Thus, be sure if yours needs renewal to get it filed asap.

DACA Recipients File Motion to Intervene in Texas’ Lawsuit Challenging DACA Program

A group of DACA recipients filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the DACA program that was filed by Texas and six other states earlier this month, arguing that their interests are not represented in the case, given the plaintiff states and the defendant, the federal government, all oppose the DACA program. 
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