"Nearly 50,000 New Yorkers and their families are now at risk of being ripped from the only home they’ve ever known," one immigration advocate said.
Biden is expected to issue executive orders right away to roll back Trump’s travel ban and protect DACA, but immigrant advocates say there’s more he can do.
After a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to fully restore the Obama-era program, applicants may have to wait longer than usual due to COVID-related delays.
For the first time since 2017, immigrants can apply for the program that provides work authorization and protection from deportation.
“Justice prevailed today — not just for Dreamers, but for all Americans,” said Attorney General Letitia James in a statement Friday.
A New York federal judge’s ruling means undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children should be allowed to apply for the program Trump ended in 2017.
The bill is sitting on Governor Phil Murphy's desk.
Existing recipients will also need to re-apply yearly instead of every two years.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor called President Donald Trump's 2017 attempt to overturn DACA a move “contaminated by impermissible discriminatory animus.”
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether President Trump acted legally by ending the program known as DACA, and many local recipients are preparing in case the program is eliminated.
The plaintiffs from all three DACA suits have been using what will be a national moment to call attention to their cause.
“There aren’t many people like Marco who have such strong convictions."
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