Donald Trump’s Plan to End DACA Piece-by-Piece

Donald Trump’s actions are all the proof we need that the only way to protect undocumented people, and all immigrants, is to get him out of office.


January 9, 2018 – Regents of the University of California, et al., v. DHS, et al. – A federal judge in the Northern District of California ordered a nationwide preliminary injunction, halting the termination of the DACA program.

February 13, 2018 – Batalla Vidal, et al. v. Nielsen, et al. – a federal judge in the Eastern District of New York issued a second preliminary injunction ordering USCIS to accept certain DACA applications while litigation continues.

March 5, 2018 – CASA de Maryland, et al. v. Dept. of Homeland Security, et al. – a federal district court judge in Maryland departed from the courts in Regents and Batalla and ruled that the DACA rescission was valid and constitutional. This was overturned on appeal by the 4th Circuit Court on May 17, 2019.

April 24, 2018 – NAACP, et al. v. Trump; Trustees of Princeton University, et al. v. United States of America, et al.- Judge Bates ruled that the government’s decision to rescind DACA was arbitrary and capricious because DHS failed adequately to explain its conclusions that the program was unlawful.

October 16, 2018 –

January 23, 2020 –

May 24, 2019 – CASA de Maryland, et al. v. Dept. of Homeland Security, et al. – The government filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to take up the case.

June 28, 2019 – SCOTUS agreed to review the three petitions: Regents, Batalla Vidal, and NAACP.

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