- On Friday, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen blocked the program from moving forward.
- Without the program, several DACA recipients said they would be unable to continue their education and careers.limits the immediate ability of Biden to keep the program or something similar.
- A ruling against DACA could limit Biden’s ability to keep the program or something similar in place.
A federal judge in Houston on Friday ruled that an Obama administration program protecting undocumented immigrants who were brought into the United States as children is illegal and halted accepting any new applications for the program.
The decision comes out of a challenge to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that was filed in 2018 by Texas and other states that argued that the program violated the Constitution because it undermines Congress’ authority on immigration laws.
The decision Friday is separate from a previous ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that President Donald Trump’s attempt to end DACA in 2017 was unlawful. A federal judge in New York earlier this year then ordered the Trump administration to restore the program as enacted by President Barack Obama.
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen blocked the program from moving forward.
The DACA program was created in June 2012 under then-President Obama to provide children who were brought to the country illegally limited protection from deportation and allow them to work here. The children…