On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 a federal judge in California issued an injunction against President Trump’s decision to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. This injunction will temporarily block Trump’s plan, which would have started rescinding work permits and put “dreamers” at risk of deportation as of March 5, 2018.
Some DACA recipients feel that they’ve won a major victory, while others worry that the injunction is only putting off the inevitable. What does this injunction really mean for you? What steps can you take to protect yourself legally?
DACA’s Future Is Still Uncertain
This injunction could temporarily allow recipients to submit renewal applications. But, this all depends on how the Department of Homeland Security decides to respond to the injunction.
Because of this, we recommend that you immediately contact an immigration attorney to discuss whether you should renew at this time. This step will make sense in some cases and an experienced attorney can help you decide if it’s right for you.
What You Can Do
Regardless of DACA’s fate, you may have other options for establishing your immigration status. We encourage you to schedule a free immigration consultation with one of our attorneys. Our experienced team will help you explore every option available to you and can help you start or continue your immigration process.