Justice Department Says Trump Ended DACA Lawfully

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The Justice Department submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court August 19, 2019, arguing that the Trump administration acted lawfully when it decided in 2017 to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation.

CNN reports Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued in legal briefs,

“At best, DACA is legally questionable. At worst, it is illegal.”

the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case on November 12. A decision from the Court is expected in early 2020 during the 2020 presidential campaigns.

DACA was launched by the Obama administration to stop the deportation of Dreamers, 700,000 young undocumented immigrants who were unknowingly and illegally brought to the United States as infants. After lower court legal challenges to ending DACA, no new applications are being accepted but the Department of Homeland Security is processing renewals for immigrants already in the program and have approved more than 373,000 renewal requests since 2017.

If you have already filed your DACA immigration case it can be useful to meet with an immigration attorney to so that your renewal request case has the best possible chance for success. At ImmigrationSimplified.com we can help with your DACA case. Please contact us or call us today at (312) 883-9944 should you have any questions.