DACA: Recent Developments


17 Apr, 2023

White House announces plan to extend Medicaid, ACA coverage to DACA recipients

The White House announced a plan last week to extend Medicaid and Affordable Care Act healthcare coverage to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients.

3 Nov, 2022

DHS Begins Limited Implementation of DACA under Final Rule

On Monday, October 31, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security’s final rule to preserve and fortify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) went into effect. The final rule’s implementation means that DACA is now based on a formal regulation, thereby preserving and fortifying the program while the program remains the subject of litigation in court.

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.

15 Sep, 2022

The Next News Could Be Bad News For DACA Recipients

Attention may soon focus on the plight of people brought to America as children who face deportation if Congress does not protect them. Upcoming court decisions could leave hundreds of thousands vulnerable unless legislators respond with a new way to protect “Dreamers.”

6 Sep, 2022

Despite New DACA Rule, Dreamers Need Legislative Fix

The devil is at the door: Hoping to keep him at bay, the Biden administration recently published its final rule on former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program.

31 Aug, 2022

Final DACA regulation published, court weighs impact on litigation

The Biden administration published its final Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) regulation Tuesday as a U.S. federal appeals court weighed how the new regulation should affect ongoing litigation.

24 Aug, 2022

DHS posts text of final DACA regulation

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has posted the text of a rule to “preserve and fortify” Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

22 Aug, 2022

DACA regulation clears final review before publication

A rule to “preserve and fortify” Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has cleared White House review.

6 Jul, 2022

DACA regulation under White House review as 5th Circuit hears appeal

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has submitted its final Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) regulation to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

15 Jun, 2022

On 10th anniversary of DACA, employers urge action to protect DreamersShare

Employers and immigration advocates marked the 10th anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Wednesday by urging political leaders to take action to protect the program.