DACA's ever-changing timeline and where it is now. | CHIRLA

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DACA's ever-changing timeline and where it is now.​ 

We understand that DACA has been going through so many changes that it becomes difficult to understand it all. To help, we created this infographic which will take you through DACA's timeline. How it started, where it is now, and the things you can do RIGHT NOW to get involved. 

 You may have also heard that on April 24, 2018, a federal judge in Washington D.C. ruled that the Trump Administration's decision to end the DACA program was “arbitrary and capricious." Judge John D. Bates, who was appointed by Republican President George W. Bush, has given the federal government 90 days to come up with a better rationale as to why the DACA program was terminated. IF the federal government cannot come up with a better reason, the judge has ordered that the new DACA applications be accepted and advance parole be reinstated.

 So what does that mean for youth who qualify for DACA but have not applied yet?

It means that within 90 days, the program will either be completely reinstated, or the program will begin to be terminated once again. It is the best case scenario, worst case scenario. In the best case scenario, new applications can begin to be accepted, in the worst case scenario, the program ends after a lengthy process and no new applications or renewals will be accepted any longer. For this reason, we urge you to get involved, stay informed, and take action! 

Despite these changes, CHIRLA's legal department continues to work hard to ensure all DACA recipients who are eligible to renew do so immediately. Our legal clinic is open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:00AM in our Main Office. Only the first 20 people in line when doors open are guaranteed same-day service.

Call 1-888-6CHIRLA/ 1-888-624-4752 for more information.