Those who have received DACA protections have nothing to fear from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the primary US immigration enforcement agency. It is the undocumented students who do have something to fear, however, that have motivated the sanctuary campus movement.
The Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allows its beneficiaries to avoid deportation and receive work permits on a temporary basis, subject to renewal every two years. It is an uncertain status because it can be canceled, at least with respect to new applications) at any time.
On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
There are about 1.3 million DACA-eligible immigrants to the United States, but many are reluctant to register for DACA benefits because they fear that the private information they provide will be used to deport them instead of assist them. Nevertheless, a slight majority -- about 700,000 -- have registered for the program.
The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, popularly known as the DREAM Act, is a proposed federal statute that was first drafted in 2001. The Act, which has never been passed by Congress, is designed to protect undocumented immigrants who first came to the United States as children.
Supreme Court Supports DACA Dreamers in Stunning Rebuke to President Trump’s ”Sorry, No Vacancy” Immigration Policy
On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California,which declared that the Trump administration’s rescission of the Obama-era Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was an arbitrary and capricious abuse of its authority under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The 5-4 vote couldn’t have been narrower.