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DACA Reinstated with DHS Modifications

On July 17, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland restored the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on remand from the Supreme Court. [callout] DACA was rescinded on September 5, 2017 by the Department of Homeland Security. On May 15, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the rescission. On June 18, the Supreme Court also held that the rescission or diminishment of DACA is “arbitrary and capricious” and a possible violation of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). On July 17, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland affirmed these rulings, stating, “The DACA rescission and...

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