Washington, D.C.— On Wednesday, Oct. 5th, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Texas v United States against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and sent it back to Judge Hanen in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas, who previously ruled against the program, to further decide the fate of the program.
Under the court’s ruling, DACA recipients will be able to continue renewing their applications. However, first-time DACA applications will continue to not be processed.
Despite this setback, UFW Foundation will continue fighting so all DACA recipients, DACA-eligible persons and other undocumented folks are protected from deportation. UFW Foundation will continue to assist those who are eligible to renew.
Leydy Rangel, DACA Recipient and Communications Director of UFW Foundation, said:
“Today’s ruling just kicks the can down the road. DACA recipients, like me and other DACA-eligible folks need a permanent solution. Our message couldn’t be any louder: we need Congress to act and protect us permanently and immediately. I am deeply saddened for all of the DACA-eligible persons who wish to apply to DACA for the first time, but can’t. Congress needs to act with urgency and they have the power to do it. No more stalling, no more half measures, no more holding our lives hostage.”
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