Victory! On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court issued its decision upholding the DACA Program. For now, DACA recipients are not at risk of deportation.
Trump Termination of DACA is Unlawful
The Supreme Court ruled that Trump’s decision to end DACA is unlawful. The decision says that the Trump Administration did not end DACA the right way. The Court lets the Trump Administration end DACA but it has to do it correctly. For now, the DACA program, as announced in 2012, remains in place.
DACA Renewals, Initial DACA Applications and Advance Parole
The Supreme Court’s decision means that the DACA program should reset back to the program that existed in 2012. This means that DACA renewal applications will continue to be accepted and processed by the federal government. It also means that initial or new DACA applications should be accepted and processed by the federal government. Finally, the decision also means that the government should allow DACA recipients to apply for and receive advance parole, i.e. permission to travel outside of the United States. Now it is up to the federal government to make this possible.
DACA Recipients, for Now, Are Not At Risk of Deportation
The Supreme Court’s decision stopping the Trump Administration from ending DACA, protects DACA recipients from deportation and allows DACA recipients to continue to live and work in the United States. For now, DACA recipients are not at risk of deportation and separation from their families.
Trump Can Make Another Attempt to End DACA
The Supreme Court’s decision does not stop the Trump Administration from making another attempt at ending DACA. The Trump Administration can decide to let DACA recipients remain in DACA status or can decide to try to end DACA again.
Seek Legal Advice
If you are a DACA recipient, former DACA recipient, or an individual who was too young to apply for DACA or was unable to apply for DACA before Trump ended the program in 2017 and have questions about how the Supreme Court decision will impact you, it is important to seek legal advice. Visit iAmerica.org/legalhelp
Here are a few simple things you can do to help:
- Call your senators and urge them to bring the House-passed Dream and Promise Act up for a floor vote and protect Dreamers: 1-888-204-8353
- Support Dreamers. Many Dreamers cannot afford to pay $495 to renew their work permits and protection from deportation. Help them pay for their DACA renewal fee by visiting DACArenewalfund.com.
- Show the nation you stand with Dreamers. Say it loud and proud: “I STAND WITH DREAMERS.” Share on: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Together We Can is providing DREAMers in need with a FREE, easy-to-use, online platform that steps you through a simple to understand process of preparing DACA renewal paperwork from any device. Start your application now.
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