Supreme Court Decision on DACA and DAPA

 

In a split decision 4-4 Supreme Court said the DACA and DAPA programs remain locked.

This means that the case is not completely finished but rather that the Court decided to temporarily continue blocking programs until the district court decides whether DACA and DAPA are constitutional ("legal"). It will take several months or years for the case to possibly return to the Supreme Court.

Migration has said it is deporting people who are "high priority".

High priorities include: people with felonies, felonies or three or more misdemeanor convictions. It also includes people who entered before 2014 or who received a deportation order after that date. IF YOU ARE NOT A HIGH PRIORITY, YOU SHOULD NOT BE DEPORTED.

You can do now?

  • Know Your Rights: Load the "Know your rights" card to prepare for a raid.
  • Do not tell officers their immigration status, country of birth, or how he came to United States
  • If you have a criminal conviction, contact a lawyer, in some states you can change or delete your conviction.
  • If you order deportation or expulsion talk to an attorney or accredited representative BIA to see if you can open your case. BIA representatives give legal advice, but they are not lawyers.
  • Talk to trusted providers of qualified legal services. Visit www.adminrelief.org/legalhelp for a list of certified lawyers at low cost.
  • Never pay anyone who says you will win your case or you will get an immigration benefit. There are non-profit organizations including Volunteer Lawyers Network at 612-752-6677 (service in Spanish available).
  • DACA launched in 2012, is still available, and is not affected by the decision of the Supreme Court.

This is not the end of the road. DAPA and expanded DACA were only temporary solutions intended to help some undocumented people. We will continue struggling to improve the lives of immigrant communities.

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