08/11/2018: DACA Future Struggles in Federal Courts in Washington, D.C. and Texas
- Currently two federal distircts struggle with the DACA future. A federal district court in Washington D.C. ordered Trump Administration to fully restore DACA program, giving 20 days, while in a federal district court in Texas, heard on Wednes day, 08/08/2018 a lawsuit by 10 States including Texas to remove DACA program. Report indicates that the judge did not make any decision on both merits and preliminary injunction motion, but Judge Hanen in Texas is likely to make a decision on injunction in one way or another sooner or later. Please stay tuned.
- The judge and court in this new lawsuit against 2012 DACA program are the same judge and court that upheld preliminary injunctions against the 2014 DACA/DAPA program, freezing the 2014 program. CNN reports that the Trump administration has argued to Hanen that if he decides to issue an immediate stoppage of the program, he should limit any ruling to recipients in the states that have sued (10 States) and should delay his order's effectiveness to give the Trump administration time to appeal. A Justice Department attorney reiterated that position Wednesday in court.