Once the deadline for renewal of the DACA program is over, activist groups criticize that thousands of eligible “dreamers” were unable to complete their application and anticipate “a lot of movement” in court to combat the recall announced by the Donald Trump Administration.
“We are going to see a lot of movement in the courts, especially since yesterday’s date was overcome,” Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Center for Immigration Laws (NILC), said today in a conference call. unable to complete their applications to some 38,000 beneficiaries.
Hincapié explained that the imposition of “arbitrary dates” on the part of the federal government – until October 5, for those who won the DACA between September 5 and March 5 – has made of the 154,000 young people who could renew their work permit have been achieved 116,000, according to initial calculations.
“The late deadline may have made it difficult or impossible for many eligible DACA beneficiaries,” said the organization, which expects to gather testimony and information “useful for the lawsuit” filed in New York with some “dreamers.”
NILC participates in a case against the termination of the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA), promoted by Mexican Martin Batalla Vidal and joined by five other “dreamers” and the organization Make the Road New York (MRNY) .
“In our case, the judge and the magistrate have clearly indicated that they see the need for a fast decision and … last Tuesday the court approved a faster than normal procedure,” the board said.
“We will be in court every other week until mid-December, we expect there to be a decision initially for December 15 and oral arguments on the issue of constitutional merits for January 18,” he said.
In the suit, they argue that the termination of the DACA constitutes a violation of the equality protection provided for in the Constitution, since it is an initiative that benefits the majority of Mexicans, and that its abrupt way to end contravene the law of administrative Procedure.
He emphasized that in the two hearings held so far in New York, the judge declared “firm” that it was “preferable” for the federal government to extend the deadline beyond October 5, but declined to do so.
The activist referred to other cases that combat the end of the DACA, such as the one promoted by a coalition of sixteen US Attorneys General. in court for the Eastern District of New York, in Brooklyn, the same as that of Battle.
Hincapié said he hoped that in both cases he reached a similar and favorable outcome for the 690,000 young immigrants in the country who are currently benefiting from the program.
He also considered that the California DAAC’s revocation suits filed by California prosecutor Xavier Becerra and Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and one of the program’s authors are “moving very fast.” was Secretary of National Security in 2012.
After the deadline closes on Thursday, new cases have already emerged: ACLU in California filed a class action lawsuit for “illegal revocations” by the authorities, involving affected “dreamers”; and CASA in Maryland, along with eight organizations and 12 affected, also disputes the decision of Trump.
All of them call for members of Congress, who have until March 5, to overcome their differences and approve a clean “Act of Dreams” that gives a permanent solution to these undocumented youth.