President Donald Trump attempted to end legal protections against 650,000 young immigrants. That attempt was shut down by Supreme Court on June 18.
The Trump administration argued the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program was illegal, however, justices denied the idea of such. With DACA remaining intact, hundreds of thousands of immigrants can maintain protections with more available to apply.
“We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement for the court. “We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action.
“Here the agency failed to consider the conspicuous issues of whether to retain forbearance and what if anything to do about the hardship to DACA recipients.”
The agency in reference was the Department of Homeland Security.
With DACA continuing, non-profit organizations like Immigrants Like Us have become even more necessary in assisting immigrants in properly filing their forms. The organization has set up a system similar to various tax services that assist in a government filing.
Immigrants Like Us is a team of lawyers and technologists who are powered by foundations who believe in creating a safe, easy, and free immigration transition.
“We deliver free immigration help to some of the most disadvantaged immigrants, including low-income and humanitarian cases,” said co-founder Mary Gao to Harvard SEAS. “It is more difficult than ever to file for immigration because of policy that has made the legal system even more complex. But by having our system that uses simple language and built-in attorney intelligence, it really simplifies that legal system for these immigrants.”
Like many others, DACA recipients are currently on the frontlines as health care providers during the pandemic and others who were brought to America as children are not familiar with their home countries.
The current ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court currently allows for DACA to continue, however, the future is uncertain. To continue to assist, Immigrants Like Us has created a “How to Renew Your DACA” guide that will explain the work authorization and serve as a tool to prepare forms.
In addition to the tools, the Immigrants Like Us website answers commonly asked questions and more. You can visit their site here and see the guide here.