Supreme Court Ruling Paves Way for DACA Application Submittal

July 22, 2020 | Written By Virginia Jijon-Caamano

Virginia Jijón-Caamaño is a partner with Parlatore Law Group

Following the Supreme Court ruling in "DHS v. Regents of the University of California,” last week the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland ordered DHS to restore DACA. This implies that new DACA applications can be submitted, minimally, at least in Maryland. Many new DACA applications have been submitted all over the country since the Supreme Court ruling though USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) has returned several applications back to applicants, basically unopened.

However, with this Maryland decision comes the possibility for a turning point. There are rumors that the Trump administration is working on creating a new recission of DACA; there is also the chance that Congress will now act to protect Dreamers.

DACA entails deferred action (no deportation) and a work permit for certain undocumented aliens:

  • Anyone who came to the United States as a child (before their sixteenth birthday)
  • Has lived continuously in the U.S. since June 15, 2007 until the present
  • Has been present in the U.S. every day since August 15, 2012
  • Is at least 15 years old (if they are in deportation proceedings or have a deportation order, they can apply before they are 15)
  • Is in school or has a US high school diploma
  • Does not have any felonies, significant misdemeanors, or 3 or more other misdemeanors.

If you qualify or know someone who may qualify and has not yet applied for DACA, please call today to discuss your options at 203-895-1437.

Virginia Jijón-Caamaño is a partner with Parlatore Law Group and practices in the field of immigration law, helping both individual clients, as well as businesses to navigate this constantly evolving area of the law. She assists individual clients in navigating confusing immigration regulations and applications. Her practice entails organizing all types of visa submissions. Virginia works tirelessly to deconstruct complicated immigration options, opportunities, and pitfalls, in order to compile thoroughly documented application packages. She also handles naturalization applications, and DACA work permit renewals.

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