April 19, 2024


Equality opinion

United States District Court Rules Against Proposed DACA Regulation

United States District Court Rules Against Proposed DACA Regulation

By: Jioselin Juarez Contreras

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued a ruling on the new regulation proposed by the Office of Homeland Protection (DHS) on Deferred Motion for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The court stands by their prior injunction blocking the DACA system from accepting new applicants, nonetheless they will carry on to allow current DACA beneficiaries to renew protections. Thus, the new regulation, aiming to just take influence on Oct 31, 2022, will not commence as planned.


The ruling arrives soon after the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court docket of Appeals voted to defend the buy towards the initial DACA system. After DHS proposed DACA regulation the scenario returned to the district court to reevaluate the DACA coverage.


Current DACA beneficiaries will go on to receive deportation reduction and work authorization, as earlier provided to them. Furthermore, DACA renewal apps submitted by latest recipients will continue to be processed and laws has been introduced in congress to present long-lasting reduction for DACA recipients. Even so, the passing of this laws continues to be unsure.

NEW Initial DACA Applicants

The ruling usually means DHS will not be permitted to grant DACA status to new applicants, like all those with programs at this time pending. Having said that, they will go on accepting new programs for first DACA rewards. These apps will not be quickly processed. Instead, DHS will maintain them until DACA is upheld in the court docket.


The immigration crew at Chugh, LLP will continue on to keep track of the scenario and deliver updates as they turn into accessible. The long run of DACA and everlasting relief for DACA recipients proceeds to stay unsure, therefore it is crucial latest beneficiaries file renewals as shortly as they are equipped. For help submitting a DACA software or renewal, or circumstance distinct inquiries get hold of your trustworthy Chugh, LLP immigration legal professional.