On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling striking down the Trump administration’s effort to rescind DACA. In doing so, the Supreme Court did not answer the question of whether the way in which the DACA program was created was unconstitutional. Rather, the Court held that the way in which DACA was rescinded did not follow the procedural guidelines required by the Administrative Procedure Act. While the decision calls for the DACA program to be reinstated in its entirety, potentially including acceptance by USCIS of initial DACA applications and Advanced Parole applications for those who already have DACA, questions remain regarding how this will be implemented by USCIS. If you have any further questions regarding DACA, or any other immigration related questions, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues to accept DACA renewal applications from individuals who currently have or previously had DACA. If your DACA permit is expiring within the next year, or you think you may qualify to renew DACA, please contact our office to make an appointment with one of our attorneys. The Supreme Court has decided to add the case concerning the Trump Administration’s rescission of DACA to its Fall 2019 term. A decision is expected to be issued by June of 2020.