Does President Trump Have the Authority to Eliminate DACA?

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about DACA, or the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. This law was issued in 2012, after the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act failed to pass several times. DACA was created with the intention of preventing young undocumented immigrants, often referred to as “Dreamers”, from being deported. However, in 2017, President Trump ordered an end to the DACA program, which was met with several different lawsuits, and ultimately, two federal appellate courts ruled to allowed DACA to renew their deferred action.

Now, the Supreme Court has agreed to review the decision once again to see if President Trump has the authority to reverse the DACA program. Though the Supreme Court’s decision was expected to be made in June 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the widespread protests across the nation for the untimely death of George Floyd have delayed that decision from being made.

That being said, even if the Supreme Court decides that President Trump has the authority to end the DACA program, he will most likely roll back the program slowly, not cut it off completely immediately. President Trump referred to this as a six-month wind-down period. Though the Supreme Court has yet to decide on whether President Trump can reverse DACA, President Trump may actually make a deal with the Democratic Party if he is re-elected in November.

For any additional information regarding DACA and how this may affect your immigration status, give our knowledgeable Wisconsin immigration attorney a call today. Our firm is here to help you through every step of the legal process ahead.

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