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Future of DACA remains uncertain

| Dec 31, 2019 | DACA

Many people in Colorado who were born outside of the United States must carry a big burden of worry on their shoulders today as their ability to stay in the country remains unknown at this time. Here at Ramos Immigration Law, we understand the uncertainty that people face as the current administration pushes to have the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program cancelled. 

According to NBC News, more than 700,000 people have benefited from the DACA program that allowed them to legally live, study and eventually work in the U.S. after being brought here illegally as children. The President of the United States wants to end this program and the decision about its future now seems to rest with the U.S. Supreme Court. A decision by the court is expected by the end of June next year. 

If the court allows the program to be cancelled, more questions will be raised by program participants. They may have the opportunity to fight any potential deportation efforts which may give them the ability to stay in the country while their case is under review. Between the beginning of October 2019 and the end of June 2020, over 230,000 DACA enrollments will expire. Deportation efforts may coincide with enrollment expiration dates instead of any official program cancellation date. Strong public support for DACA may make it an important election year issue as well. 

If you would like to learn more about how to protect your future and your family’s future here in the United States, please feel free to visit the DACA recipient’s rights and opportunities page of our Colorado immigration law website.