It seems like the battle over saving DACA has been going on for so long now. Ever since the current administration signaled an end to the program, the federal courts have been the deciders of what will happen to the over 700,000 DREAMers in the US. Now, the matter has reached the final decider – the US Supreme Court.
At Familia America, we are dedicated to helping families understand and get through their DACA cases. Today, our Salt Lake City DACA lawyers want to discuss where this issue stands and what could happen next.
The Supreme Court’s move on DACA
The US Supreme Court recently heard arguments for and against leaving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in place. The Obama-era program was designed to protect around 700,000 young people who were brought to the US as children from deportation. Many of these DREAMers have no recollection of their home country and have fully integrated themselves into American society.
Now, the US Supreme Court has signaled that it may allow the current administration to end the program, something it has been trying to do since 2017. The court heard arguments in the case, but they will not issue a decision until later next year.
If the program does get shut down, what will happen to those who have been protected up until now? Will they face deportation. This is a terrifying thought for so many.
Teachers, doctors, lawyers.
Your fellow PTA members. Your grocery store manager.
DACA recipients have gone on to become professionals, people we know and love in our communities. Will they be deported to a place they have never known and forced to restart in a new country?
This is a terribly confusing time for immigrants, whether legal or undocumented.
Congress could act
Since 2017, there have been many efforts to work out a “DACA-deal.” Both political parties have worked to come up with a solution. It should be fairly easy to do, considering national polling shows that most Americans want to give DACA recipients a permanent solution that would allow them to stay in the country.
However, a DACA deal always seems to be contingent on border wall funding, something that a majority of Americans do not want to pay for.
If the Supreme Court does decide to allow the administration to end DACA, Congress must act. Unfortunately, 2020 is an election year, and we know that not much legislation will get a fair shot.
We are ready to help you through this
If you or a loved one are a DACA recipient, we know this is a scary and confusing time. You should not have to navigate these waters alone. At Familia America, we are dedicated to helping our clients understand the ever-changing landscape of immigration law in this country. What you see in the news today may not be the same tomorrow, so let us help you get through this. When you need a compassionate Salt Lake City DACA attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 801-656-9605 for a consultation.