The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments today over whether or not the Trump administration could end the program that has helped hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people brought into the country when they were children. That program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), provides work authorization and deportation protection to nearly 700,000 people. The Trump administration argued that they have the right to end the program unilaterally.
The headlines generated by the court case after oral arguments does not look promising for DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers, hoping to renew their legal status after their protections expire.
Politico: Dreamers get little traction with Supreme Court’s conservative justices
Forbes: Supreme Court Seems Ready To Let Trump End DACA
NBC: Supreme Court appears inclined to let Trump end DACA program
USA Today: Supreme Court leans toward Trump plan to end DACA program for nearly 700K undocumented immigrants
Vox: One way or another, the Supreme Court is likely to let Trump end DACA
The Supreme Court case is a consolidation of three separate cases: Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, Trump v. NAACP, and McAleenan v. Vidal. A ruling in the case is not expected for several months. If the Supreme court does rule that the Trump administration can end DACA, recipients will no longer be able to renew their DACA protections. When their protections expire, they will no longer be able to work and could be subject to deportation.
While the case is being decided, it is extremely important for DACA recipients to pursue legal status in the United States through any other possible methods. The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth can help DACA recipients determine if they have a pathway. Call our immigration attorneys today at 888-517-9888 for a free consultation.