According to an Independent article, on April 24th, Judge John D. Bates ruled in favor of DACA. This makes him the 3rd judge to do so since January of this year. His ruling described the Trump administration*s decision to end DACA as *arbitrary and capricious* due to the lack of an adequate explanation from the Department. The statement given by the Department of Justice stated that they believe the end of DACA is necessary for the protection of the border and US citizens.
While this ruling is not the end of the fight, the Judge has given the Department of Homeland Security 90 days (as of April 24th) to come up with better reasoning for wanting to phase out DACA. In the meantime those that have filed applications in the past will still be able to renew until the next hearing, which is in 90 days. They are still not accepting applications from those that have not previously filed. If unable to satisfy the Judge, USCIS will start accepting new applications in addition to the renewals.
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