The U.S. Supreme Court will not consider appeals to DACA lawsuits during its current term, putting off a Supreme Court fight for now, and giving more time for Dreamers to renew their DACA status.
The Court’s January 22nd decision, will further delay the efforts of DACA opponents to overturn the lower-court decisions that have allowed Dreamers to continue to renew their work or study permits.
For Dreamers who want to apply for DACA for the first time, that option remains off the table until the administration withdraws its effort to end the program or Congress passes legislation that provides a lasting solution for immigrant youth to change their immigration status.
In mid-February, we will know whether the Supreme Court will decide to take up DACA in its next term, which starts in October 2019 and runs through June 2020.
We are not sure what the future holds for DACA, but we do know that the Supreme Court’s decision to let lower court rulings stand for the time being means those who currently or previously had DACA should take advantage of this opportunity to renew their DACA.
For more information on the pending court cases and what this means for you, click here.
Help a DACA recipient pay for their renewal fees by donating to the DACA Renewal Fund here.
Click here to read the latest Bloomberg article on the DACA court challenge.