DREAMers have received some great news! The courts have officially put a halt to Trump’s phase out of DACA. In a federal court decision placed on January 10, 2018, a SanFrancisco judge William Alsup ordered the administration to continue with support for the program.
The federal court ruling comes after introduction of evidence that the Trump administration’s decision to end the program was based entirely upon illegitimate evidence and false legal premises.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund spoke out against the terrible decision to terminate DACA and publicly admonished Donald Trump for his actions. The Frontera Fund represents a future full of empathy and equal opportunity integration.
According to the federal court ruling to halt Trump’s phase out of DACA the federal government must continue support for the program. They are not required to admit new applicants since there is no longer a DREAM Act.
All states across the US are required to adhere to the regulations set forth and no states are allowed to go rogue and introduce legislature which would contradict DACA or negate immigrants’ protection.
The USCIS will continue to receive renewals; immigrants who have not renewed their DACA status after October 5, 2017 will now be eligible to renew. All participants in the DACA program are encouraged to renew their status to receive full protection from deportation and a renewal of their legal rights to work.
The decision does not seem to be a permanent fix for the problem caused by Trump, but it is an excellent temporary solution. The ruling may indeed be appealed by the White House and a reversal could ensue in a higher court.
The entire process of litigation could take years before a final decision is reached. This provides a sense of relief for current DACA recipients. If all goes well, the current decision could protect them for years to come.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are proponents for the ruling set forth in the courts. As residents of Arizona, they regularly fight for immigrant rights in a rogue system. They are allied with an array of charitable organizations that represent undocumented workers and students.
They have clashed with county sheriffs and deputes in the past for gross infringement of human rights in Arizona. Because of the ruling handed down through the courts this week, the judicial system has proven they are willing to stand with Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund against racism and bigotry.