On June 18, 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court sided with DACA recipients ruling that the way the Trump administration rescinded the DACA program in 2017 was unlawful. The decision is a huge victory for immigrant communities and their allies. Although the Court sided with DACA recipients, it is important to remember that the Trump administration can again try to end the program through an executive action.
What does the Supreme Court DACA decision mean for the community?
- Current DACA recipients continue to be protected from deportation and eligible for benefits under the DACA program, like work authorization.
- Eligible DACA recipients can continue to apply to renew their DACA for two more years.
- DACA-eligible individuals should consult with a legal service provider for information about applying for DACA for the first time, renewing their existing DACA, traveling on advance parole, and/or getting screened for eligibility for other, more permanent immigration options.
For more information, visit our DACA renewal resource hub and see this annotated DACA application guide and immigration preparedness toolkit.