In 2012, President Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This is a United States immigration policy that allows individuals brought to the country as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S.
President Trump has tried to terminate this program. Litigation has kept the program alive for current “dreamers,” but new applications for the program have not been accepted since 2018.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in. They ruled against President Trump and brought the program back in its entirety. According to the Court, the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the program was “arbitrary and capricious.”
Are you a “dreamer”? Contact our office to learn what this new ruling means for you.