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What The Latest DACA Decision from the Supreme Court Means for Dreamers

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For the past several months, thousands of immigrants awaited a decision that would potentially force them out of the U.S. and back into countries that they have little memory of since leaving as children.

The dust finally settled on June 18 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration cannot immediately dismantle DACA, also known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

In a complicated 5-4 split, a majority of the Supreme Court ruled against President Trump and in favor of continuing the program, which currently protects about 700,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the majority opinion in which he stated that that the administration’s “decision to rescind DACA was arbitrary and capricious” and “must be vacated.”

The court’s decision was provisional, meaning that it may be voted on again under different circumstances. Additionally, since the DACA program only provides a two-year deferral of possible deportation, many Dreamers still have a future possibility of forcibility being returned to their birth country.

But still, many were able to breathe a temporary sigh of relief for this victory.

Learn Whether You Qualify for Deferred Action

Maney Gordon Zeller proudly offers our services in support of individuals and their families who would like to earn more about their rights under DACA, their unique case, and how we can help.

As nationwide authorities on the law and politics of immigration, our fearless legal advocates are dedicated to providing helping our clients achieve their goals and navigate the immigration process.

Contact Maney Gordon Zeller at (800) 708-4399 to learn more about your legal options.


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