DACA VICTORY: NEW DREAMERS CAN NOW APPLY FOR DEFERRED ACTION
Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York officially ordered the Trump administration to restart DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Indeed, he ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to post a public notice by today, December 7, 2020, to accept first-time applications and ensure that work permits are valid for two years. He also ordered DHS to process renewals and advance parole requests based on Obama-era rules. Up to 300,000 additional undocumented immigrants are now allowed to apply for protection from deportation under this new ruling.