President Trump has made immigration reform a major priority of his Administration. A stated intent of the Administration’s efforts is to crack down on illegal immigration, as well as certain types of legal immigration that it views as harmful to American citizens.
One of the President’s early immigration actions was an attempt to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA, created by the Obama Administration in 2012, permits young undocumented aliens residing in the U.S. who were brought by their parents to the country illegally as children to work legally and avoid deportation.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in CASA de Maryland v. Dept. of Homeland Security, recently joined the Ninth Circuit in ruling that the rescission of DACA was unlawful. As a practical matter, this ruling simply maintains the status quo, and current DACA beneficiaries can continue to work in the U.S. lawfully and can still apply for renewals.
Despite a few setbacks, the Trump Administration has not let up on its immigration reform mission. Since the beginning of 2019, the Trump Administration has continued its immigration reform efforts through a number of proposed and implemented initiatives that directly impact employers.
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