National legal defense organizations such as National Immigration Law Center and advocacy groups such as United We DREAM and its affiliates around the country are suggesting DACA-DREAMers renew their permits even though they may not be close to the renewal date.
This unusual suggestion stems from the unpredictable legal environment presented this summer with several DACA-related lawsuits in the courts, especially the most dangerous of all, Texas v. Nielsen, which involves the most anti-immigrant of governors, who sought the most anti-immigrant court and judge to file a lawsuit against DACA. Follow this link to review a comprehensive listing of the cases.
There are many possible outcomes, but immigration experts are afraid the Texas case will order a stop on DACA renewals as soon as August 8, 2018.
United We DREAM has launched a campaign urging DACA recipients to renew DACA if their EAD ends before 2020.
UWD has posted a good resource center to aid with renewals. Please click here to get the online tools.
The consensus among legal experts is that DACA beneficiaries must take extra-precautionary actions and secure their permit until 2020.
Let’s hope that in the end, Congress will muster courage and compassion and pass DREAM Act legislation that solves this situation favorably for immigrant youth permanently.