December 5th According to a report by Chinese website in the United States, a federal judge ordered on December 4 that the Trump administration must issue an announcement seven days ago announcing that it will accept new applications for the “Despended Repatriation Program for Children Arrivals to the United States” (DACA, also known as the “Dream Student” program).
Judge Nicholas Gallofis’ latest order is reportedly based on his November ruling. At the time, he found that Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolfe was improperly appointed when signing applications and updating rules to limit the DreamLife program, so that his actions were “unauthorized by law”.
On December 4th local time, Galluffis ordered the cancellation of Wolff’s memorandum detailing the new regulations of the “Dream Life” plan. Gallofis also asked the Department of Homeland Security to issue a notice publicly that it would accept new applications and restore the validity period of temporary status obtained through the application to two years.
“The Department of National Security has been instructed to issue a notice within 3 days of this order, which clearly states on its website and the websites of all other relevant agencies that it is still accepting initial, extension and return certificate applications under DACA that require consideration of suspension of deportation.
The “Dream Life” plan was signed and implemented by then President Obama in 2012. The program aims to exempt illegal immigrants of young adults brought into the United States by their parents from repatriation and legal access to work. The Trump administration considered the move to be “unconstitutional use of power by the executive branch” and ordered the repeal of this policy in September 2017.
In June 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s attempt to terminate the program violated federal administrative law. In July, Wolf released a memorandum saying that new applications for the Dream Life program would no longer be accepted, and the validity period of temporary status would be changed to one year instead of two due to the ongoing review.
According to the introduction, the Dream Life program does not provide these teenage immigrants with a direct way to obtain U.S. citizenship, but provides them with a temporary status. The validity period of this status is preceded as two years and renewable.