Although President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that provides temporary status to young people who were brought to the United States as children, his political opponents are already trying to use the court system to block the program.
As President Trump’s term in office winds down, his administration is making a push for some last-minute immigration orders, including making it easier to deny visas, making changes to the citizenship test, and allowing federal officials more discretion in approving an immigration application through updates to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Policy Manual. The administration is also looking into making changes to the H1B visa program—visas that are awarded to high-skilled immigrant workers—before Trump leaves office in January.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court heard from the Trump administration on their plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census and appeared to be reluctant to issue an immediate ruling—including some of the conservative judges in the Court.