With no movement in Congress, supporters of undocumented immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are continuing their fight in the courts.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit in 2017, accusing the government of violating due process rights by taking away people’s DACA protections without notice or explanation.
At a hearing Monday, lawyers asked a federal judge in California to block those practices, make sure DACA recipients get to respond to allegations against them and reinstate DACA protections for people who had theirs wrongly revoked.
“Really we’re just trying to hold the government to its own commitment to follow its own rules,” said Michael Tan, staff attorney for the ACLU’s Immigrant Rights Project.
Also on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined the government’s request for the court to intervene in the appeals process of judicial orders in other cases that force the government to keep renewing DACA permits.