Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by The World in “Biden Administration Takes Step to ‘Bullet Proof’ DACA.” Steve said about the proposed DACA rule, “It’s a well-crafted, well-thought-out proposed rule.” He said the rule is “another way to bulletproof the program from litigation.” Read the article here

Steve co-authored a FAQ about the new proposed DACA rule. Read the FAQ here

Steve was quoted by more than 100 newspapers regarding the new proposed DACA rule, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Reuters, The Guardian, and Inside Higher Ed. Examples include:

  • “Biden Administration Moves to Protect Undocumented Young Adults,” New York Times. Steve said the 205-page rule “basically is an effort to bulletproof the DACA program from litigation challenges. While Democrats will try to find other ways to provide a path to a green card for Dreamers, the proposed rule could be a temporary safety net for Dreamers if legislation fails.” Read the article here

“Codifying and Fortifying DACA,” Inside Higher Ed. Steve said that both the district court in Texas and the Supreme Court “raised concerns about the automatic work permit aspect of the original DACA program, so by separating the two I think the Department of Homeland Security thinks they will have a stronger litigation strategy.” Overall, he described the rule as “an effort to bulletproof the existing program from litigation challenges.” Still, even if this rule is finalized, he said it would not head off all potential legal challenges. “This may take care of the procedural problems that Judge Hanen identified in his July ruling, but there are still the substantive challenges that Texas and other states will press. For example, they are sure to argue that only Congress can enact such a wide-ranging program.” Read the article here.