Immigrant communities face new risks and dangers under the Trump Administration. It’s important to remember that EVERYONE in the U.S., regardless of immigration status, has rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. And we will defend those rights. We stand united to fight for immigrant justice and protect our families, friends and communities.
We don’t know exactly what changes will take place, but we know that President Trump has promised to cancel every executive action issued by former President Obama, including immigration executive actions.
Here is information about DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Stay informed and keep checking as this information may change as President Trump makes new announcements.
12/9/2106 Update: BRIDGE Act
Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham introduced the BRIDGE Act, a new bipartisan bill that could protect the almost 800,000 young people known as Dreamers who currently benefit or are eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) from deportation. If passed, the BRIDGE Act would allow young immigrants who know no other home than America, to continue contributing to their communities and allow them to get on with their lives— working as teachers, scientists, business people. It would be only a temporary solution and does not address other long-time resident immigrants like the parents of American children.
IS DACA STILL IN EFFECT?
Yes. DACA is in effect until President Trump acts to end it.
I HAVE NEVER APPLIED FOR DACA AND JUST TURNED 15 YEARS OLD. I AM NOW ELIGIBLE FOR DACA. SHOULD I APPLY?
Applying for the first time now is risky. You should consult with a qualified legal service provider.
I HAVE DACA NOW, SHOULD I APPLY FOR A RENEWAL?
Because of the uncertainty over DACA, consult with a qualified legal representative before renewing. If President Trump ends DACA before your renewal is approved, you will lose your application fee of $495.
I HAVE DACA AND I ALSO HAVE PERMISSION TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE U.S. WITH ADVANCE PAROLE. SHOULD I TRAVEL?
Traveling even with advance parole right now can be risky. Consult with a qualified legal representative before deciding whether to travel.
I HAVE DACA BUT I DON’T HAVE PERMISSION TO TRAVEL. CAN I APPLY FOR IT NOW?
Applying for permission to travel after the recent executive orders may be more difficult. If you have an emergency, check with a qualified legal representative before you decide to apply. Find legal help here. DO NOT TRAVEL WITHOUT PERMISSION.
I HAVE DACA BUT AM AFRAID THAT ICE WILL COME TO ARREST ME. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
You have rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Find KNOW YOUR RIGHTS information here.