Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Trump administration’s request to immediately review the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides temporary relief to “Dreamers,” certain immigrants who came to the United States as children. Today’s decision keeps in place two federal court injunctions that currently allow DACA recipients to seek renewal of their relief, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must continue to accept renewal applications. Congress still has the ability to pass a “Dream Act” or other legislation providing for permanent relief to the nearly 800,000 DACA recipients. More here.
HSPRD has filed amicus briefs in support of the lower court challenges to the Trump administration’s rescission of the DACA program, on behalf of law enforcement leaders who argue that DACA has helped to enhance public safety by taking away the fear of removal from nearly 800,000 individuals who are active members of their communities, and by providing work authorization and identification to a group of people who are integrated into American society. Read more here.
If you have questions about your immigration status or DACA, please contact an experienced immigration attorney to review your eligibility.
Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.’s immigration, and nationality law practice group offer clients a unique depth and scope of expertise and experience equaled by few other law firms in the country. The group is led by two of the country’s most respected and experienced immigration and nationality lawyers, Kalman D. Resnick and Terry Yale Feiertag, and supported by a team of talented lawyers and skilled paralegals.