DACA: Legal Cases


6 Oct, 2022

Fifth Circuit upholds ruling on 2012 DACA memo, asks trial court to consider new rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday held that the 2012 memorandum that created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was unlawful. However, the court sent the case back to a lower court, asking a trial judge to consider the legality of DACA regulations the Biden administration issued in late August.

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.