By N24 Correspondent, LOS ANGELES:- A federal court in Maryland has ordered the U.S. Government to start taking new applications for the children of immigrants, who came with their undocumented parents following extremely unfavorable circumstances or threat to their lives back home.
The court order followed an earlier U.S. Supreme Court order last month, which prevented the children of undocumented immigrants from being deported back to their countries of birth, which have already turned unfamiliar or hostile to them.
The Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was introduced with an objective of ensuring that children of undocumented immigrants – the dreamers – would have the equal rights as everybody to flourish and attain their dreams in the U.S.
“The court order implies that the incumbent administration not only must continue protections for current recipients, but that it must also accept new applications,” Ali Noorani, president and CEO of the National Immigration Forum, was quoted as saying by the NPR.org.
“Ignoring this decision puts the administration directly at odds with the rule of law, and leaves the dreamers steeped in even more uncertainty about their futures.”
The U.S. District Court in Maryland decreed on Friday, July 17, 2020, that the DACA policy must be restored to what it was before the current administration rescinded it in September 2017.
There are around 650,000 individuals registered with the US Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) as the DACA recipients.
The opening up of new applications will make around 300,000 young immigrants eligible to receive the DACA benefits, according to estimates.