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Green light to initiate lawsuit against Trump changes to the DACA program

DHS reduced the protection time and work permit of 700,000 immigrant youth after the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the program

A federal court in New York accepted this Thursday to file a complaint against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS, for its acronym in English) by the changes the Trump Administration recently made to the program deferred action for childhood arrivals (better known as DACA).

New York Federal District Judge George Daniels gave permission to the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) to file a new complaint, according to what the group’s lawyer, Aracely Martínez Olguín, told Univision. The objective of the lawyer and her organization is to reverse the measure and that the terms of the program revert to the same than those of June 15, 2012, when they entered into force.

The supreme court It ruled on June 18 against the Government’s attempts to end DACA, a judicial process that dates back to September 5, 2017. However, as Martínez Olguín tells the aforementioned Hispanic media, the highest court of justice in the country only took a decision regarding entry into force of the program and not its continuation.

DHS announced in late July that it would only allow so-called dreamers renew your DACA protections for one year, while they review the Supreme Court ruling. In addition, the department said it will not process new petitions for protection.

“By Wednesday of next week we must inform the court about the talks [con los abogados de DHS]. After that day the court will communicate the next steps ”, explained Martínez.

What the new lawsuit seeks is to sue the Trump Administration for its insistent and renewed attempt to alter and end a program that protects some 700,000 young people who came to the United States before they turned 16 and granted them an employment authorization (EAD) for two years from deportation – the current administration reduced it to one.