Is The Attempt To Rescind DACA Lawful?

By Steven Gordon (May 11, 2018, 12:04 PM EDT) -- In April, a D.C. federal court invalidated the Trump administration's effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which provides two-year, renewable deportation protections for about 690,000 "Dreamers," unauthorized immigrants brought to this country as children. The court reviewed this rescission pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, and ruled that it "was arbitrary and capricious because the [U.S.] Department [of Homeland Security] failed adequately to explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful."[1] At this point, three federal courts — in California, New York, and Washington, D.C. — have ruled against the effort to rescind DACA, while one...

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