In a recent announcement, the Biden Administration announced it will be formalizing a rule to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This rule, once made into an official regulation, will help to protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. It may also help to protect the program from legal challenges that have threatened to undermine it.
A federal appeals court is set to hear an appeal from a Texas district court case that would, if upheld, invalidate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The case has many concerned about the fate of DREAMers, who might lose their legal status if the ruling is upheld. If that happens, it could have a profound impact on the immigration system, and have further consequences on the authority of the executive branch to handle immigration matters.