DC Court Orders DACA Restarted but Appeals Pending

On Friday, August 10, 2018, The DC DIstrict Court ordered the Trump Administration to restart the DACA program by August 23, 2018. However, the government has 20 days to appeal this decision, and Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has implied that he will be appealing. In the meantime, several other courts are considering similar lawsuits against the administration for it's order back in September 2017 to end the DACA program. The DC Court became the third one to order the administration to continue to accept DACA renewal applications, but it is the first court to order a complete restart of the program. In this tangle of court rulings, USCIS has not started to accept new DACA applications. We anticipate that a most of these contradictory rulings will be stayed until a Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court can weigh in.