The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration's request to end the working and living rights of young undocumented immigrants.
The government must continue to renew applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This means the 800,000 brought to the U.S. as children can continue living there. The Trump administration temporarily halted DACA in September 2017. Under Trump, the DACA program was supposed to end on March 5.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus released a statement on SCOTUS Declining Trump Administration Appeal over DACA. “Today’s decision means that current DACA recipients can continue to submit DACA renewal applications as long as the 9th circuit injunction remains in place. However, DACA recipients will continue to face uncertainty until Republicans and Trump can agree to a fair and narrow bipartisan solution for Dreamers. Not only do nearly 9 in 10 Americans believe that Dreamers should stay in the United States, but so do employers, universities, military and law enforcement officials, and the faith community. A narrow, bipartisan bill that offers an earned path to citizenship and certainty for Dreamers who are dutifully contributing to our nation has the votes to pass Congress.”
Those who did not apply for DACA before cannot apply now which leaves much of the undocumented youth population across the United States in limbo. The Latino community needs to stand together and support each other now more than ever.