DACA Hearings I Data You Must Know

November 12, 2019 at 10 am there will be oral argument before the Supreme Court of the US on DACA. We expect a decision by June 2020

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Anres Mejer: What about DACA? November 12th at 10 a.m. in Washington, D.C. There will be oral argument before the Supreme Court of the United States on DACA. We expect a decision by June 20 20, meaning before the summer. We anticipate a decision. There are really about three options. First, the Supreme Court could say, listen, we have no authority to review the president’s decision to terminate DACA. A president created DACA. Another president terminated it. It’s all on the presidential authority and has nothing to do with us courts. Whether, however he did it, or whatever he did by it, Prsident giveth, President, taketh. That’s an option. In which case Trump would then proceed and terminate DACA, and he’ll decide what to do with DACA applicants and renewals. What does that mean? He can put them all in removal proceedings. He has their names. He has their addresses. Yes. Where they worked. He has their taxes. He has everything he needs to know. So take a look at our Know Your Rights video. Know what to do if ICE shows up at your door or your place of employment or pulls you over while you’re driving. Second, the court can say it can review Trump decision and that the termination was not lawful. For whatever reason. You know, it was discriminatory. It didn’t follow the appropriate process. It didn’t follow the Administrative Protections Act, whatever the reason is. Point is, the court says, yeah, I have the right to review it and I don’t believe he did it right. In some fashion. 

Anres Mejer: So what’s the effect of that? Well, it essentially brings us back to September 4, 2017, which is the day before Attorney General Jeff Sessions eliminated DACA without notice. That means DHS will accept new applications and renewals today, its renewals only. So if you never applied for DACA and you could have, you missed an opportunity. But now you get a second chance on life, so to speak. Advanced parole will also be available. Advance Parole is a travel permit. Those that have T.P.S. have it. That’s where the someone applies to go, usually to their home country under TPS. It was for humanitarian reasons. My mother sick? I haven’t. My father was sick. Please let me go and pay my respects. Or they just passed away. Or I’m going for a wedding, whatever that is. Or for job reasons. I’m going to a conference. Third one is for education. I want to study in college and I want to travel , foreign exchange for a semester as an example. So or I’m taking a summer program for a couple of weeks to get credits in order to graduate. 

Anres Mejer: All of these, by the way, are examples that we date for DACA holders. So in TPS is much less limited in the in the reasons that they can ask for. TPS. You just have to document what the basis is. In the first scenario, the Supreme Court says, I can review the president’s decision. President, giveth the president taketh a second scenario. They’re saying, listen, I can review it. And what he did is unlawful. Here’s the consequences and I’m giving you examples. But the court may draft it slightly differently and we’ll have to evaluate what we see it. The third option is the court says, well, I can review it and what Trump it is lawful, in which case he wins and he gets to do whatever he wants about whether with DACA holders in the same as. the first example where the court said, I have no authority to review it. 

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