The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which was put into place by the Obama administration, has been on the chopping block since the election of President Donald Trump in 2016.
Then on September 5, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Trump’s administration decision to end DACA.
This forced many DACA recipients also known as Dreamers, out of the shadows who found themselves holding demonstrations and protest, asking for politicians and legislators for help as they faced uncertainty about their future in this country.
Yesterday Judge John D. Bates of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia ruled for the Trump administration “to come up with sufficient legal justification, or be forced to begin accepting new DACA applications (NYTimes). According to the New York Times however,
“Judge John D. Bates of the Federal District Court in Washington wasn’t going to make his order effective for 90 days. Much could change in the meantime. It might not happen at all.”