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The U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Take DACA Case, Leaving The Program In Place For Now

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Publish date: February 26, 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 26, 2018

Media Contact: Rubi Martinez, 213-480-4155 x253, rubimartinez@ucla.edu

 

The U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Take DACA Case, Leaving The Program In Place For Now

Los Angeles — On Monday, February 26, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s appeal to a federal judge’s ruling that requires the government to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program going. However, case will now move to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

News broke exactly a week away from the administration’s arbitrary March 5th deadline it imposed on Congress, after it rescinded DACA back in October 5ht, 2017. What the Supreme Court’s decision means is DACA stays in place for now, the March 5th deadline is no longer a deadline, and recipients of the program can renew their applications. New applications will not be accepted.

The following is a statement of Dream Resource Center Interim Director, Diego Sepulveda:

“Although the DACA program may continue, this is not a permanent solution. This doesn’t mean we won’t continue to work towards ensuring the safety of immigrant youth and our communities. Immigrant youth deserve the right to pursue their dreams and thrive without fear. The Dream Resource Center will continue its commitment to immigrant youth by building leadership opportunities and uplifting the narratives of immigrant communities.” 

 

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