There are about 1.3 million DACA-eligible immigrants to the United States, but many are reluctant to register for DACA benefits because they fear that the private information they provide will be used to deport them instead of assist them. Nevertheless, a slight majority -- about 700,000 -- have registered for the program.
The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, popularly known as the DREAM Act, is a proposed federal statute that was first drafted in 2001. The Act, which has never been passed by Congress, is designed to protect undocumented immigrants who first came to the United States as children.
Supreme Court Supports DACA Dreamers in Stunning Rebuke to President Trump’s ”Sorry, No Vacancy” Immigration Policy
On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California,which declared that the Trump administration’s rescission of the Obama-era Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was an arbitrary and capricious abuse of its authority under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The 5-4 vote couldn’t have been narrower.
As immigration attorneys, we at the Herman Legal Group understand the moral and economic imperative to support undocumented immigrants, including those with DACA work authorization, many of whom are valiantly working on the healthcare front lines to keep us safe and healthy during the Corona Virus Pandemic.