On September 18, 2017, six DACA recipients filed suit against the Trump Administration to block the repeal of the DACA program. The lawsuit asserts that the government has broken its promises about the DACA program, and that the government has violated 700,000 Dreamers’ rights to due process and liberty.
The “Dreamers Case” was consolidated with four other lawsuits (brought by the state of California, University of California, the city of San Jose, and county of Santa Clara) challenging the rescission of DACA. The cases are being heard by a U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco. The six Dreamers are represented by the public interest law firm Public Counsel, and Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP.
On January 9, the Dreamers scored a significant victory when the federal judge hearing their case issued a nationwide injunction, blocking the Trump Administration’s efforts to entirely shutdown the DACA program. The administration was ordered to begin accepting DACA renewal applications immediately.