What is DACA?
DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is a program that allows certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit.
What happened in the Texas Federal Court decision?
On July 1, 2023, a federal judge in Texas ruled that DACA is unlawful and ordered the Biden administration to stop issuing new DACA permits and to terminate existing permits in 60 days.
What does this mean for DACA recipients?
The ruling is a major setback for DACA recipients, who number over 600,000 in the United States. If the ruling is upheld, DACA recipients will lose their protected status and could be subject to deportation.
What are the next steps?
The Biden administration has said that it will appeal the ruling. If the appeal is successful, DACA will continue to be in effect. However, if the appeal is unsuccessful, DACA recipients will need to find other ways to protect themselves from deportation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the implications of the ruling for DACA recipients?
The ruling has a number of implications for DACA recipients, including:
- DACA recipients will lose their protected status and could be subject to deportation.
- DACA recipients will no longer be eligible for a work permit.
- DACA recipients may have difficulty accessing education and housing.
What can DACA recipients do?
DACA recipients should:
- Contacting their elected representatives and urging them to support DACA.
- Donating to organizations that provide support to DACA recipients.
- Speaking out in support of DACA.
The Texas Federal Court decision is a major setback for DACA recipients. If the ruling is upheld, it will have a significant impact on the lives of over 600,000 people in the United States.