Rule proposed to protect DACA Dreamers long-term

This week, the Biden administration proposed a rule that attempts to satisfy concerns of a federal judge in Houston who ruled in July that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was illegal, largely because the Obama administration bypassed procedural requirements when it took effect in 2012. The new rule mirrors the Obama-era initiative, recreating the 2012 policy and seeking to put it on firmer ground by going through the federal regulatory process.

The proposed regulation was published in the Federal Register, triggering a 60-day comment period.

For more information regarding the announcement, visit: https://apnews.com/article/immigration-united-states-george-w-bush-deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-program-d54fc8e80d19406c6642e9c2c3d1ff10

To read the proposal in the Federal Registrar, visit: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/28/2021-20898/deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals

For more information on the DACA program, visit: https://www.nilc.org/issues/daca/

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