Joe Biden has said the US Department of Justice intends on appealing a new court decision that effectively halts an Obama-era program aimed at protecting young immigrants from deportation. Joe Biden has stated that the US Department of Justice will appeal a new court ruling that effectively stops an Obama-era program designed to protect young immigrants from being deported.
Texas federal judge Andrew Hanen on Friday deemed illegal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) program.|On Friday, Andrew Hanen, a Texas federal judge declared illegal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ( Daca).}This program is used to prevent deportation of illegally brought immigrants, also known as “Dreamers”, who are illegally brought to the US as children.
This ruling prohibits the government from accepting any new applications, i.e. suspending Daca. For now, Daca is preserved for the more than 616,000 people enrolled in the program until other courts weigh in.|Daca will be preserved until the courts rule otherwise.Hanen’s decision also favors the eight conservative states that sued to stop Daca.
“Yesterday’s federal court decision is deeply disappointing. Although Daca recipients are not affected by the order, it does leave hundreds of thousands of young people in uncertain circumstances,” the president stated.
“The Department of Justice plans to appeal this decision to preserve and fortify Daca. The court also recognized that the Department of Homeland Security intends to issue a proposal rule regarding Daca in the near future.
Since its inception in 2012, Daca has been under attack from conservatives. In 2018, Texas requested that Daca be stopped through a preliminary order.
Although Hanen denied the request, it appears that his ruling was a foreshadowing. Hanen said that Daca was likely unconstitutional, and that Congress should have approved it.
Hanen also ruled in 2015 that Barack Obama couldn’t expand Daca protections or create a program to protect Dreamers’ parents.
In September 2017, the Trump administration announced that it planned to end Daca, throwing recipients into turmoil. In September 2017, the Trump administration declared it would end Daca. This sent recipients into chaos.} Following extensive legal battles, the US supreme court blocked Donald Trump’s efforts. After extensive legal battles, the US supreme Court stopped Donald Trump from pursuing his efforts.
Biden has advocated for Daca’s permanent status and pledged on the campaign trail to make the program permanent. The Senate has not yet acted on the legislation that was approved by the US House in March. It created a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.
“In 2012, Obama-Biden created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (Daca), which has allowed hundreds and thousands of young immigrants to stay in the United States to study, live, and work in their communities. Biden also stated that nine years later, Congress still hasn’t acted to offer Dreamers a pathway to citizenship.
“But only Congress can guarantee a permanent solution by granting Dreamers a pathway to citizenship that will provide the security and stability these young people deserve. I have repeatedly urged Congress to pass the American Dream and Promise Act. I am reiterating that call with all of my urgency.
Biden stated, “It is my sincere hope that Congress will finally provide security for all Dreamers who have lived too much in fear through reconciliation or any other means.”