The end of DACA. We at the Fogle Law Firm have been watching for the expected termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (known by its acronym, DACA) the White House has been hinting at all Labor Day Weekend. Today, our xenophobic Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, addressed the nation and sneered at the young people that were brought here as infants and children by their parents that have no status in the United States. He unabashedly and without support claimed that the program that helped protect them from deportation caused “terrible humanitarian consequences. It also denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same jobs to go to illegal aliens . . . .” Donald Trump did not even have the guts to tell the American people himself about this, but instead hid in the White House and let the most anti-immigrant Senator in recent memory sound the death toll for this humanitarian program.
So what now? Essentially folks with DACA expiring before March 5, 2018 will be able to renew their work permits for two years but must file their applications with US Citizenship and Immigration Services by October 5, 2017. There will be no more “advance parole” (travel permission) granted for DACA recipients (which allowed DACA holders to reenter the country as parolees and be eligible to adjust status). Hopefully, in the meantime Congress can approve legislation which has already been introduced codifying DACA into law and provide permanent relief for these young people.
The sad and unfortunate truth is that Trump and his cadre of xenophobes he has surrounded himself with in the White House has pulled the rug out from underneath an innocent group of young people who are contributing to the country and society and are just as much a part of this nation of immigrants as everyone else.
The Fogle Law Firm has been helping our clients achieve the American Dream for over 26 years. We are here for all immigrants and will fight for and protect our clients to the fullest extent of the law. If you have any questions about the rescission of the DACA program and how we can assist you with your immigration issues, please contact us now.