Judge reinstates 'Dreamer's' DACA status - CBS46 News

Judge reinstates "Dreamer's" DACA status

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A woman who made national headlines, in her fight to stay in the United States, got her DACA  status reinstated Monday.

CBS46 spoke to Jessica Colotl less than 48 hours after the decision.

“The entire process has been emotional, just because I went from having a normal life to then basically losing everything,” said Colotl.

Jessica Colotl lived in Georgia under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA since 2013. This year, her status was stripped and her application for renewal was denied. Colotl responded by suing the U.S. government.  

CBS46 poured through more than 30 pages of U.S. District Judge Mark Cohen's court order.

He wrote:

"Defendants were unable to confirm that DHS's Standard Operating Procedures under the DACA program were followed with respect to the review of Plaintiff s renewal application or the decision to terminate her DACA status."

Judge Cohen ruled to temporarily reinstate Colotl’s status, while the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) takes another look at her application and makes a decision.

“I'm a dreamer, there are many others like myself out there. We're just looking forward to contributing to the country we've called home for so many years,” said Colotl.

The Department of Justice declined to comment. A spokesperson with the USCIS said “USCIS is reviewing the court’s order and will be prepared to make a statement following a legal review of the order."

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