On July 28th, the Trump Administration announced that it would not accept new applications for the DACA program despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last month that rejected the Administration’s last attempt to terminate the program. While we are not surprised by the Administration’s cruel decision, we are heartbroken that it dashes the hopes of hundreds of thousands of young people around the country who aspired to join the program. The announcement also creates new hardship and uncertainty for current DACA recipients by limiting any new renewals for the program to one year rather than the two-year extensions that have been in place for much of the program’s existence.
NW Immigrant Rights Project anticipates that yesterday’s announcement will bring new legal challenges but, in the meantime, we have updated our DACA community advisory (click here for our Spanish advisory) to answer some of the questions we have already been receiving in light of the Administration’s announcement. And we will continue to provide assistance to current DACA recipients who need help in completing their renewal applications. If you or someone you know would like to schedule a spot in an upcoming DACA renewal clinic, please contact us by calling our DREAM line at 1-855-313-7326.