DACA: Legal Cases


16 Jul, 2021

Federal court in Texas rules DACA is unlawful

In a closely watched case, a federal judge in Texas has ruled that the DACA program is unlawful because the Obama administration did not follow proper rulemaking procedures when it created the program in 2012. The court blocked the continued implementation of DACA, but current DACA recipients are not affected. Read the news alert. Read the court's opinion and order.

10 Feb, 2021

Texas court ruling on DACA looms

A case that will decide the fate of the DACA program remains pending in a federal court in Texas.

22 Dec, 2020

Texas court to decide DACA's future

A federal court in Texas heard arguments today over whether to strike down the DACA program. See also: “Dreamers won full reinstatement of DACA. What now?

4 Dec, 2020

Court orders DACA restored

A federal court orders the government to restore the DACA program to its pre-2017 rules.

18 Jun, 2020

Supreme Court rules DACA was unlawfully terminated

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Trump administration’s termination of DACA was unlawful.