What is DACA?
Since the Obama administration announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), in June of 2012, nearly 700,000 individuals benefited from temporary protection from deportation and employment authorization. In September of 2017, the Trump administration decided to rescind DACA and began taking steps to wind down the program. Several lawsuits challenging the rescission of DACA ensued. On November 12, 2019 The Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the legality of the DACA termination based on three consolidated cases Regents of the University of California v. DHS, Batalla Vidal v. Nielsen, and NAACP v. Trump. A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court addressing the legality of the termination of DACA is anticipated at any time and will determine the fate of current DACA recipients.
Who can renew?
- Anyone who has DACA now;
- Anyone whose DACA is expired; and
- Anyone whose DACA has been terminated.
No initial DACA applications are being accepted—if you never had DACA in the past you cannot apply now. Also, it is no longer possible to apply for a travel permit through Advance Parole.
What can DACA recipients do now?
- RENEW! It is important that any DACA recipient whose DACA will expire or has expired, and is otherwise eligible, renew as soon as possible.
- Get a legal consultation. DACA recipients might be eligible for another form of relief that can lead to permanent status and not know it.
- Stay informed and use your voice. As DACA continues to evolve frequently and quickly, we to following websites that maintain reliable and current information: AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association), the National Immigration Law Center, United We Dream
Can Hope CommUnity Center help me renew DACA?
Absolutely! The time to renew your DACA is right now! We are still working on renewals before the Supreme Court makes a final decision.
Want an appointment? Have questions?
Contact Elizabeth Riebel at 407.880.4673 ext. 226 or send an email to [email protected]