On February 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the legality of the DACA program and rejected the Trump Administration’s request to speed up the legal fight surrounding the topic. This means that the case will now enter the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the normal appeal process.
As of this day, you can still re-apply for DACA renewal. If you do qualify for a renewal, we encourage you to apply! Click here to see if you qualify for renewal. Unfortunately, if you have never applied before, you cannot apply for it now since the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy remains the same.
On Tuesday, February 27th, the Supreme Court ruled that immigrants facing deportation can be held by the federal government for months and up to years without the right to periodic bond hearings. This applies to all immigrants including ones who are legal permanent residents and those seeking asylum. This has been happening for years but now this is inhumane rule is cemented by the Supreme Court.
These two legislative announcements demonstrate that there is still a need for a permanent legislative solution for our immigrant community. We have the power to continue the fight for a permanent solution for DACAmented and undocumented folks.
We have the power to continue our fight for immigrant families. Immigrants deserve their right to go to court and seek bail when detained.
This DACA announcement is not the long-term solution our community is fighting for. We are still committed to fighting for a clean Dream Act and legislation that does not attack our immigrant community members.
If you want to renew your DACA, visit Instituto del Progreso Latino’s Facebook page!
DACA applications are now being accepted. You can still re-apply if your DACA is going to expire soon or even if it already expired. Please contact Instituto's citizenship department immediately at (773) 890-0055.