President Trump’s siege to end DACA is far from over
President Trump is expected to file another motion to end DACA after his administration did not provide the proper paperwork the first time.
In 2017, President Trump revoked the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Ending DACA and restricting immigration was one of President Trump’s campaign promises. While the motion went to the Supreme Court, congress had a few months to work towards a new policy. New applications for the program were stopped, but it did not leave recipients without their two-year permit. The Supreme Court heard the case and it ruled that DACA needed to be reinstated because the termination policy did not explain the impact that ending the program would have on its recipients.
If President Trump is successful with resubmitting documentation to end DACA, thousands of undocumented people would find themselves without protection and deported. President Trump must reconsider the implications of ending DACA, which would impact nearly 700,000 recipients and 250,000 U.S. citizens. This motion directly follows the executive order signed by President Trump limiting the entry of immigrants into the country to protect American workers from the COVID-19 pandemic.