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Federal Judge orders full restart of DACA program - The restart won’t be immediate. U.S. District Judge John Bates said the order would be delayed until Aug. 23 to allow the government to appeal.…
In a 25-page opinion Friday, Bates, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, rejected the administration’s argument that the original decision to end DACA remained sound. #DACA
If Friday’s ruling goes into effect later this month, the administration will be required to accept new applications from people who meet DACA’s eligibility requirements.
Judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia affirmed his earlier finding that the Department of Homeland Security failed to offer a reasonable argument for ending DACA,
Don't get too excited - Judge is staying his ruling for 20 days to allow the government to respond or appeal.

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Sep 23, 2018
Let's do a summary of what public benefits are included in the public charge assessment and what are not.
The list below is what is NOT included in the public charge assessment under the new proposed regulation:
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