Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis has ruled that Chad Wolf, the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), did not have the authority to suspend the DACA program, CNN reports. The New York judge stated that DHS did not follow the order of succession after the 2019 resignation of then-Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
This new ruling is a win for immigrants as roughly 650,000 people are recipients of DACA and there are more people who have been waiting for years to apply. DACA provides recipients with the relief that they will not be deported, can legally work, and can participate in other American privileges such as getting a driver’s license.
If you or someone you know immigrated to the United States before the age of 16 and before June 2007, you or your loved one may be eligible to apply for DACA. Call Law Offices of Wiliani-Malek at (714) 432-1333 to find out more details and get started on the case today!