The Valued Opinion Of A US Judge On The Relief Program For ‘Dreamer’ Immigrants

 If you migrated to the US when you were a child, your parents or guardian might have worked hard to ensure that you have the opportunity to have a better life in the country.

On December 22, 2020, a coalition that is made up of nine states and led by Texas had urged a federal judge to invalidate the program that grants immigrants brought to the US as children the ability to work and live in the country. It was stated while a court hearing was in session in Houston. As per the states, the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program was unlawfully created in 2012 by the then-President Barack Obama. That should cause problems with ‘Dreamers’ or the almost 650,000 people who are the program’s beneficiaries. 

You may already know from your family immigration lawyer in New York that DACA protects you from deportation and allows you to work and have access to other privileges, such as a driver’s license and financial aid for education. Since its creation, the program has survived many challenges, including Trump’s attempt to end it in 2017 when he became the president. In June 2020, the US Supreme Court thought of Trump’s efforts as arbitrary and capricious, and that they did not follow the right procedures.

That said, the Supreme Court did not rule on DACA’s overcharging legality. The decision on a challenge instigated by Texas and other states may address that concern. It is being heard by Andrew Hanen, a US District Judge. He has not yet issued a ruling from the bench or set a timetable for his decision. However, he asked lawyers what must be done for the recipients of DACA if he found the program to be unlawful.

A family immigration lawyer in New York will keep you updated on the decision. Biden, who served as the vice president of Obama, promised to restore DACA and provide a legislation that can help 11 million immigrants with their citizenship.


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