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DACA fully restored, but still at risk


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A recent court ruling fully restored the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, making as many as 300,000 new applicants eligible, but an upcoming hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas could reverse the decision.

Earlier this month, a federal judge in New York ordered DACA to immediately go back to its original form before September 5, 2017, when the Trump administration first tried to end it.

The roller coaster continues for many recipients as later this month, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas will be hearing Texas v. Nielsen, a case arguing the legality of DACA brought forth against the federal government by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and six other state Attorneys General.

Alexis Dominguez

Alexis is a reporter for KRDO and Telemundo Surco. Learn more about Alexis here.



  1. How about you go through the normal process to become a citizen. Its not that hard to be legal.

    1. DUH!
      For those brought here as children of undocumented immigrants there is no such “normal process” available. That’s what DACA is all about. What did you think it was about?

      1. I know 3 people who were brought here as kids and they because citizens without DACA. So it is possible, I have seen it first hand.

        1. They can perhaps do it if they choose to marry a US Citizen. But that’s not necessarily an option available to all of them. And it shouldn’t be a requirement for otherwise upstanding people who want to become citizens.

    1. The DACA recipients were all brought here as children, and did not break any laws themselves. They are here undocumented through no fault of their own, and they have lived productive lives and paid all applicable taxes (conditions of the DACA program). That’s why they are being granted a path to residency and eventual citizenship. So there’s nothing about DACA that legitimizes the breaking of any laws, since they didn’t break any.

      1. Not all of them are angles. Some has committed crimes. They were given golden tickets to get in the US and flushed it away. Portraying these kids, now adults as greatness is your stupidity showing.

        1. Those who committed crimes are no longer eligible. So put away your “holier than thou” attitude and show some compassion for a change.

  2. Obama broke the law when he pushed through both DACA & DAPA because he violated the “Take Care Clause” in the Constitution which says that he “must faithfully execute the laws” on the books, including the immigration laws.

    26 States including TX sued to end DAPA & won in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals because Obama violated the “Take Care Clause” & because they were able to prove the financial burden that these illegals would place on their own citizens. It went to the Supreme Court & it was tied but only because Justice Antonin Scalia had just died so it got kicked back to the 5th Circuit. If Scalia had still been alive it would have died in the Supreme Court too.

    1. DAPA is another beast altogether. It was supposed to grant a path to citizenship for illegal aliens who are parents of children since born here. DACA grants a path to citizenship for people who were brought here as children through no fault of their own. Can you understand the difference?
      And your prediction of what the Supreme Court might have done is speculative at best, despite your interpretation of the Constitution.

  3. Your borders will be torn down and we will flood your community with migrants. Your children will work for us. The new Great Reset is coming. You are no longer safe when we take over your jobs, schools and cities. You will be taxed to support them and Biden will lead us into a new awakening under the state. The workers paradise. You can’t stop us, your courts don’t uphold your laws.
    Accept the state, the state you voted for! 80 million Army!

    1. You reference is from a known right-wing source which as usual contains many factual errors. Again the facts have been twisted in an attempt to make them fit their conservative agenda. There was no conspiracy, just a demonstration of common sense by the majority of people. Trump was never known for his commons sense, and this was no exception. He was just trying to fulfil another empty promise he made to his gullible followers.

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