Bloomberg Law
May 24, 2023, 6:55 PM

DACA Gun Owner Gets Chance to Explain Belief in His Legal Status

Bernie Pazanowski
Bernie Pazanowski

A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient is entitled to a hearing to refute his plea to being in possession of guns while in the US illegally, the Sixth Circuit said.

The record presented evidence that Shaid Juarico-Cervantes actually thought that as a DACA recipient he was in the US legally and could therefore own guns, the opinion by Judge Eric L. Clay said.

Juarico-Cervantes’ parents brought him to the US from Mexico in 2005 when he was seven years old. In 2018, after his house was shot at in a drive-by shooting, Juarico-Cervantes went to a gun shop and ...

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