Sunday, October 2, 2022

Biden administration rumored to take executive action to protect DACA recipiuents


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Josh Lederman and Julia Ainsley for NBC News reports that the White House is preparing to take executive action in response to a potential court defeat that could end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. "Planning has intensified in recent days ahead of a decision on the program’s future from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, possibly within days. . . . The conservative panel of judges is all but certain to rule that DACA is illegal."

The Biden administration seeks to take steps that would protect DACA recipients from removal.  "The order would direct Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deprioritize deporting DACA recipients and refrain from deporting them if they aren’t deemed threats to public safety or national security."

DACA comes with work authorization.  Absent congressional action, DACA's "work authorizations are all but certain to end. "


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