Chad Wolf's Authority To Curb DACA Challenged In New Suit

Law360 (September 3, 2020, 9:31 PM EDT) -- Legal services organizations urged a D.C. federal court Thursday to reverse the Trump administration's recent rollback of DACA, joining the pile-on of litigation challenging acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf's appointment and authority to issue immigration changes.

The organizations argued that Wolf was improperly installed to his post, invalidating his recent memo paring back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — an Obama-era program that provides deportation relief and work permits to young authorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — by shortening the renewal period and excluding first-time applicants.

"Because the Wolf memorandum was unlawfully issued, the court...

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