Sunday, July 18, 2021
The district court injunction on new DACA applications is a wake up call for Democrats in Congress. Astrid Galvan for The Associated Press reports that immigrant advocates are urging Democrats and President Joe Biden to quickly act on legislation to protect young immigrants after a federal judge in Texas ruled illegal an Obama-era program that offers relief to thousands noncitizens brought into the U.S. as children.
Plaintiffs have vowed to appeal the decision by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy unlawful, barring the U.S. government from approving any new applications, but leaving the program intact for existing recipients.
Calling the ruling a “blaring siren” for Democrats, United We Dream Executive Director Greisa Martinez Rosas said they would be solely to blame if legislative reform doesn’t happen.