Supreme Court of the United States rules against the Trump administration’s termination of the DACA program
DEC 5, 2020
DACA has been restored to its original state. On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against the Trump administration’s termination of the DACA program. A close look at the decision shows that it was based on the administration’s handling of the termination and not necessarily on the substance of the matter. The DACA program benefits persons who arrived in the U.S. as minors and who have been in the United States since at least 2007. Since June of this year, the current government has done its best job to flout the Supreme Court and continued to limit the program.
Today, a federal court ordered USCIS to restore the program to its original state. Now, the program will begin accepting new application for DACA status and travel permits for DACA beneficiaries. This particularly affects those children who were previously too young to apply for DACA protection and had not applied for DACA when the program was terminated by the Trump administration.
If you are a DACA beneficiary, you should set up a consult with us in order to review your options. You might have a path to permanent residency available to you. As we have seen, DACA is a temporary fix. You will need a permanent solution.
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