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DACA Recipient Denied Renewal Can’t Overcome Legal Hurdle (1)

May 9, 2019, 1:44 PMUpdated: May 9, 2019, 3:58 PM

A former Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient who challenged the denial of his renewal application isn’t likely to win at trial, a federal judge in Washington state found.

Christian Herrera, a firefighter with the Washington Department of Natural Resources, had completed the required schooling and hadn’t committed any crimes that would disqualify him for DACA. Yet U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services denied his renewal application outright without providing any notice, opportunity to respond, or even an explanation, he said.

The agency did nothing wrong in taking that approach, Judge Thomas O. Rice of the U.S. District Court for the...

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