On June 18, 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court sided with DACA recipients ruling that the way in which the Trump administration rescinded the DACA program in 2017 was unlawful. The decision is a huge victory for immigrant communities and their allies who mobilized to protect the DACA program.
Although the Court sided with DACA recipients, it is important to remember that the Trump administration can again try to end the program through an executive action. While only Congress can take action to create a permanent solution for DACA recipients through federal legislation, we must also continue demanding that state and local officials protect our communities from immigration enforcement. It is time for a permanent legislative solution for DACA recipients, TPS holders, and all other immigrants at risk of deportation.
What did the court decide?
The Court ruled in favor of the DACA program, rejecting the Trump administration’s 2017 attempt to terminate the program. This decision restores the program completely, and both initial and renewal applications should be accepted by USCIS.
What does this mean for the community?
What should the community do now?
Connect with a legal service provider to apply for DACA for the first time, renew DACA cases, and explore options beyond DACA. Visit bit.ly/ianimmhelp to find a trusted legal service provider. Continue to fight this administration’s anti-immigrant agenda by advocating for a permanent legislative solution for DACA recipients and all other immigrant communities at risk of deportation.
Article from: www.ILRC.org