GOP-Led States Ask Judge To Stop Biden’s DACA Program For Migrant Children

  • Nine GOP-controlled states led by Texas asked a federal judge to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to prevent nearly 600,000 immigrants known as “Dreamers” from renewing their deportation protections and work permits.
  • The request represents the most pressing legal threat to the Obama-era DACA program, which has continued, although in a limited way, despite the years-old lawsuit challenging its legality and former President Donald Trump’s attempts to dismantle it.
  • For over a decade, DACA has allowed hundreds of thousands of immigrants lacking legal status who were brought to the U.S. as children to work and live in the country without fear of deportation.