DACA beneficiaries temporarily protected after Court of Appeals ruling – NBC Chicago

A federal appeals court on Wednesday granted a temporary reprieve to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants enrolled in a program allowing them to work and study in the United States without fear of deportation, but it is unclear how many time it will last.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling orders the lower court judge who found the decade-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was illegal to consider a new rule issued by the Biden administration.

This allows the program to move forward, but only for current DACA recipients known as Dreamers, not new applicants.

On June 15, 2012, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security announced DACA, a policy stipulating that the United States would no longer deport certain undocumented youth who arrived here as children and allow them to obtain a two-year work permit. But DACA does not allow any path to permanent status like citizenship, and immigration activists like United We Dream’s Jose Munoz are urging Congress to work on a “long overdue” solution.

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