November 2019 DACA Update

In late June 2019, the US Supreme Court announced that it will hear the case on DACA to determine the future of the program. A decision in the case will come sometime in 2020. Several lower courts have held that the DACA program should continue, but the future of the DACA program depends on how the Supreme Court will rule on this issue. I don’t know when the Supreme Court will rule on the future of DACA, but oral arguments will be heard on November 12, 2019, and a decision is expected a few months after that. I believe the court will give guidance after oral arguments about when they will reach a decision on the case.

What Does This Mean?

Nothing has changed. The DACA program remains in place and people can continue to renew. If your DACA permit will expire anytime in 2020, I recommend renewing your DACA in January 2020 to be sure that you’ll get your new permit in case the Supreme Court allows the Trump administration to end the DACA program.

Unfortunately, those who have never had DACA still cannot apply to the program.

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