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On this Wednesday (5th October 2022), a federal appeals court ordered a lower court to review changes made by the Biden administration to a program that prevents hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported.
Following the August revisions, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals stated that a federal district judge in Texas should examine the program once more. The ruling leaves the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program’s future uncertain for the time being. An advocate for the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Veronica Garcia, stated, “It appears that the status quo for DACA remains.”
DACA was implemented by the administration of former President Obama, and it has faced numerous challenges in federal court.DACA was declared illegal by Texas-based U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen last year. However, while the appeal was being considered, he maintained the program for those who had already benefited from it.
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The judge’s initial conclusion is upheld by the ruling of three New Orleans judges on Wednesday. But it sends the case back to him so that he can look at a new rule that the Biden administration issued at the end of August. According to the opinion, “a district court is in the best position to review the administrative record in the rulemaking proceeding.”