Latest court decision leaves DACA in limbo

The week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Alexandra Hart and Wells DunbarOctober 7, 2022 3:17 pm,

The legal fight over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – the Obama-era program offering temporary work permits and protection from deportation to people brought into the U.S. illegally as children – continues.

That leaves the program in the same place it’s been for years: in limbo.

“The Fifth Circuit has sent the case back down to the lower court,” says James Barragán, political reporter for the Texas Tribune.

“People can renew their DACA, but they are not accepting any new applications and permits. And this comes as the Biden administration has sort of changed how they implemented DACA. They try to codify it into law after the judge in the lower court over the summer had said it was illegal. And so now there’s a new fight over whether how the Biden administration codifying into law will make this work.”

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