What you need to know about DACA

Less than two months after the Supreme Court ruled it didn't violate federal law, the Trump administration moves again to end DACA.

8/1/2020 7:36:00 PM

The Trump administration announced earlier this week it will begin a new formal review of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Less than two months after the Supreme Court ruled it didn't violate federal law, the Trump administration moves again to end DACA.

"We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote."We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action. Here the agency failed."

Twitter Users Get A Kick Out Of How Trump Mispronounced Thailand Oprah Winfrey Sets Up Billboards Outside Louisville, Kentucky for Breonna Taylor The Highest-Charting Hot 100 Hit on Every Taylor Swift Album

The plaintiffs had argued that the administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act and that it also infringed the equal protection guarantee of the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.But Roberts made it clear that a president has the power to end DACA, however, he must do so in a lawful, non-arbitrary and non-capricious way.

This ruling left the door open for the Trump administration to make another attempt at canceling the program.Trump administration is considering ending DACA -- againActing Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf set the stage on Tuesday to present new arguments that may eventually end DACA once and for all. Wolf released a

statementannouncing DHS is rescinding the 2017 and 2018 memorandums, which announced the end of DACA and were rejected by the Supreme Court, and will be making immediate changes to DACA policies.Some of those immediate changes mean DHS will not be accepting any new DACA applications from immigrants who haven't applied before, and that DHS will limit DACA renewals to one year, instead of the usual two.

In this file photo immigration rights activists hold a rally in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2019, as the Court hears arguments about ending the Obama-era DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.In this file photo immigration rights activists hold a rally in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2019, as the Court hears arguments about ending the Obama-era DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.

Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images, FILEWolf's most recent announcement came after a federal judge in a district court in Marylandruled earlier this monththat the Trump administration should restore the program and resume accepting applications.But a senior administration official said, with the release of the new DHS memo, the judge's ruling to resume accepting applications no longer applies:"Under the judge's order, absent any intervening action from this administration, we would be back to a pre-2017 context, this memo is an intervening action that lays out how the administration will proceed."

Between the SCOTUS ruling and the DHS memo, Department of Justicelawyers told a judgeDACA applications are being"held," neither granted nor denied.But in the DHS memo, Wolf directly addressed the fact that the administration may rescind DACA:"Shortening renewal periods granted during this reconsideration period will have the potential benefit of significantly lessening the lasting effects of the DACA policy if I ultimately decide to rescind it."

'Most Deranged I’ve Ever Seen': Critics Rip Trump's 'Desperate' Attack On Biden Ben Rhodes: Trump ‘literally withdrew us from the rest of the world’ with WHO decision Georgia student suspended after posting a photo of a crowded school hallway says it was 'good and necessary trouble'

What are pro-DACA people saying?Former United States Citizenship and Immigration Services director under President Barack Obama, León Rodríguez, said the current administration is disregarding the rule of law."The administration's actions amount to a complete disregard of the rule of law," Rodríguez said."The decision to not accept first-time DACA applications and to shorten the period of DACA renewals completely disregards the findings of the district court in Maryland, and is contrary to the spirit of the Supreme Court's decision in its DACA case."

Advocates for immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, June 15, 2020, in Washington, D.C.Advocates for immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, June 15, 2020, in Washington, D.C.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images"The administration would be better off exercising leadership to finally find a legislative solution for the plight of the Dreamers," Rodríguez added.FWD.us, a bipartisan pro-DACA organization, responded to the administration's actions, calling them"anti-immigrant."

"Today's action is as absurd as it is offensive to hundreds of thousands of Dreamers like us who have grown up in the United States since childhood, and to our families and communities," the FWD.us statement said."In addition to cutting the DACA program's length in half, the new memo excludes hundreds of thousands of new DACA applicants who, like us, deserve to be shielded from deportation in the only country they know as home. Denying these Dreamers the opportunity to continue their lives here is cruel and chaotic. Make no mistake that this two-step dismantling of the DACA program will lay the groundwork for deporting Dreamers like us if Trump is reelected."

What comes next?Since the Supreme Court won't return until October and Election Day is just one month later, it is unlikely that the highest court in the land will rule on this issue before Americans turn out to vote. If former Vice President Joe Biden wins the presidential election, DACA will likely return to what it once was during Obama's years. Biden supports DACA and other undocumented immigrants the chance to obtain citizenship.

"After failing at the Supreme Court, the Trump Administration took another cruel step in its misguided crusade to repeal DACA," Biden said in a statement this week."President Trump will stop at nothing to push his anti-immigrant political agenda, even at the expense of young people who have grown up in this country and are Americans through and through."

Seth Meyers Likens Trump’s Relationship With Fox News Hosts To A ‘Loveless Marriage’ TikTok Said It Will Fight Trump’s Executive Order Threatening To Ban It Analysis: Trump's dreams of a vaccine as his October Surprise aren't rooted in reality

MORE: Trump and Obama react to SCOTUS decision on DACA"As President, I will protect Dreamers and their families and offer a roadmap to citizenship for Dreamers and all 11 million undocumented immigrants enriching our country, so they no longer have to live in fear and uncertainty," he added."In a Biden Administration, Dreamers can make plans to prosper and thrive here in America -- right where they belong."

If Trump wins reelection, the fate of DACA will continue down a precarious path, likely resulting in its termination. Read more: ABC News »

Beto O’Rourke: ‘Cannot hold out hope’ that Trump’s timeline on COVID-19 vaccine is accurate

Fmr. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) joins Ali Velshi to discuss why Pres. Trump’s claims, without any proof, that a coronavirus vaccine may be available before the November election shows a “failure in leadership.”

This was and is unconstitutional. Come to the country properly or get out. Why does he always say 'an announcement in a few days'. There is no plan, just a talking point for some future ad. Remember, 'we will repeal and replace the ACA, Mexico will pay for the wall'. Hot air meant to appease. Also, 'vote for me, what do you have to lose'. EVERYTHING!!!

They’re going to try and knock out the last traces of good in this country before nov3 Thank God we have Trump He needs to deport all of them Obama created that mess and congress has done nothing about it. They realize they may have to read to do that, right? SPOILER ALERT!!! They Will find it to be “very not good, to exteamly bad” and abolished it.

deport all illegal aliens. Aliens are a plague worse the Chinavirus! dems openborders terrorism identitytheft fraud felons TAXES cnn coronavirus news FoxNews Will they be able to get Trump off a golf course though to participate? Make it a fresh start for everyone - just give amnesty already - end the problem. These people are here - leave it alone and move on.

Send.Them.Back!!! Where is the new healthcare plan? We need to heal this nation from the hate right wing propaganda has inflicted. I got something they can review 🖕🏽 This sounds like the license application for Ace Rothstein in Casino, it's just gone down to the bottom of the pile again. Trump is nothing if not a textbook sadist & bully: When he feels humiliated, he lashes out at the vulnerable: Down in the polls? Time to go after immigrants! Many wives & children of recently laid-off abusers have been on the receiving end of this pathology in recent months.

That good Good BillClintonIsAPedo So will they be sending this to a fake 2 Supreme court as well? What a 🍩s They don’t belong here. That’s all you need to know about DACA 🧐🧐🧐🧐🤔🤔🤔 Simple answer: It's unconstitutional. Let me explain it simple They are going nowhere Never were. The msm loves to lie Dear Sheeple, Please make sure from other sources you are being provided UNbiased news from networks. Sincerely, Common Sense

DACA shouldn't exist. Illegal crossing of the border is still illegal, regardless of age. Those people grew up here most from very young. Where would they possibly go. This their home trump is just trying to screw up anything he can before we kick him out Vocal on a whole range of topics. But silence on this? Part of the 'Cover Club'? Both Journalistic pathways- eerily the same.

Can you enter Canada illegally and be allowed to remain in Canada? Can you enter Russia, China, Japan, South Korea illegally without being sent to prison and deported thereafter? Why are those who entered employed and under paid? Is that not slave labour? Only because it's an election year Much thoughtful consideration will go into the final disapproval.

We hate Trump network...24/7...we don't have real news anymore...what are we going to do when his 2nd term is up?FakeNews FakeNewsMediaClowns

Column: William Barr is a danger to democracy. He channels what the president wantsLitman: William Barr's a danger to democracy. He channels what the president wants (via latimesopinion) opinion Where did he get this stupid idea? And what proof does he offer for the ignorant opinion? Dems really need to step out of their bubble and find out what is really going on because they surely will not read or see in MSM. opinion The Dems knew that Barr was the smartest guy in the hearing, so 'hey, let's just shout him down so he can't kill us with logic and reason.' So obvious. opinion I guess you didn’t watch the hearing. Seems pretty important if you’re gonna do a piece on Barr. That was discussed at length and simply isn’t true. They do agree a lot but that happens when they’re on the right side of the law. Liberal media is the virus.

Hurricane Isaias Targets The U.S. - Why Preparation Must Differ In A Coronavirus SurgeHurricane Isaias threatens the Coronavirus-ravaged U.S. What you need to know now. Waiting for evangelicals to claim this is due to Trump's evilness. Oh wait, I forgot they love HIS brand of evil. at least ppl would stay at home then?

As Hurricane Isaias Targets The U.S., Surging Coronavirus Cases Should Change Storm PreparationsHere's the latest information on Hurricane Isaias as it targets the U.S and some important ways to prepare during the Covid-19 pandemic: That’s some real demon sperm scenario Isn’t it strange how three out of the four biggest hurricanes in history hit during Obama’s first couple years in office? Somers like the cabal control the weather and no longer does. Looking at China, maybe the good guys are using it

Trump Is Now Openly Defying the Supreme CourtThe Trump administration’s brazen lawlessness puts DACA beneficiaries in peril. Don't claim you're a patriot if you support Trump and his blatant disregard for our Constitution and laws. scotus, hold him in contempt of court! Good.

Newly-Formed Black in Fashion Council to Create Equality Index Score for IndustryFounded by Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles, the coalition aims to increase Black representation.

Newly-Formed Black in Fashion Council to Create Equality Index Score for IndustryFounded by Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles, the coalition aims to increase Black representation.