Federal Judge Rules DACA Recipients Have Due Process Rights

HeadlineNov 09, 2017

And a federal judge says one of the first DREAMers to be arrested during an immigration raid under President Trump has the right to challenge the government’s actions. Daniel Ramirez Medina had permission to live and work in the United States under the DACA program, but authorities revoked his legal status after the raid in February. The government argued it can terminate someone’s DACA at any time for no reason. But Ramirez claims his due process rights were violated. On Wednesday, Judge Ricardo Martinez refused to dismiss the case, saying, “The representations made to applicants for DACA cannot and do not suggest that no process is due to them, particularly in [Ramirez’s] case where benefits have already been conferred.”

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