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What Will be the Fate of DACA?

In recent weeks, the DACA debate has come back into the spotlight. The Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, was issued in 2012. This came after the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act failed to pass multiple times. DACA was a well-intentioned law, created to prevent young undocumented immigrants, or “Dreamers”, from being deported.

That being said, after President Trump was elected, many of these Dreamers found themselves concerned about whether he would end the program. It turns out that these concerns are certainly not without reason, as in 2017, President Trump ordered an end to the DACA program. This was met with several different lawsuits, and two federal appellate courts ruled to allowed DACA to renew their deferred action, much to the relief of all recipients of the DACA program.

However, the Supreme Court has now stated that it will be reviewing the decision. Whether they will rule in favor of President Trump or not remains to be seen. They were expected to make a ruling in the month of June 2020, however, because of the COVID-19 outbreak and widespread protests across the U.S., we can expect that the decision will be delayed.

If the Supreme Court decides that President Trump does, in fact, have the authority to end the DACA program, there is no telling whether he will automatically do so, as in months past, he has softened his stance on DACA. If he does decide to eliminate DACA, he will most likely slowly roll back the program, as opposed to abruptly ending it, as in the past, he has referenced a six-month wind-down period.

For any additional information concerning DACA or how this Supreme Court decision may affect your immigration status, please do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced New Jersey immigration firm to learn more about how we can help you.

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