People started gathering on the steps of the Supreme Court to wait in line to hear oral arguments on a case involving Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (commonly referred to as “DACA”) is a program that provides protection against deportation and work authorization for certain individuals who came to the United States as children. The Trump Administration has worked to rescind DACA protection, which resulted in a lawsuit and ultimately this trip to the Supreme Court. At present, almost 700,000 individuals who currently have DACA are able to renew it, but now new DACA applications are being accepted.
According the USA Today, the justices appeared ready to allow the administration to end the DACA program. However, there likely won’t be a decision on the matter until this spring.
For those representing current DACA holders, it’s important to continue to look out for the decision in this case, as well as make timely renewal requests, with the caveat that the upcoming decision could end the program.