Many applicants will be affected with the recent decision that DACA is illegal. A recent review by a judge in Texas has declared DACA Illegal. This means that many people who had this permit could loose their jobs and health insurance.
What DACA means
The DACA program allows certain people to obtain legal protection in the United States. They are able to obtain two year work permits and renewable permits for them to legally live in the United States. The benefit also includes protection from deportation for them. Under DACA, some people have been able to go to college, start businesses, or simply stay out of trouble. Immigration experts say that 800,000 individuals could lose their protection as a result of this recent ruling. What Happens Now? The court decision ruled that the program should be repealed and that individuals who had received the permits should be deported. There is no word as to how this ruling will play out. Some believe that it will be a long process while others believe that it could be short.
The Decision of the Judge
DACA was a programme that allowed almost 800,000 people who had come to the United States as children to apply for a two-year renewable permit. People who applied for DACA were usually eligible to work and study in the United States without having to worry about the status of their papers. The review ordered by the judge affects those people in America, people who are permanent residents and people who are US Citizens. The decision comes into affect on September 5, 2018. According to the court ruling, the US Government has no right to grant permits to immigrants. They are only allowed to accept applications but not give out permits. What about These People? Most people affected by the decision are beneficiaries of DACA who have an expiration date for their permit.
How many people are affected
There are roughly 800,000 illegal immigrants who could have their work permits taken away and no longer be able to receive health benefits or go to college. If you think about how long it takes to get DACA, it is a huge setback to families who might have been in the United States for a long time. Who Is Affected? If you live in the U.S., it is possible that you were eligible for DACA. The challenge is finding out if you are one of the 800,000 that could lose their job or end up losing the health care benefits or go to college. One thing is for sure: Trump has definitely made good on his campaign promise. The 8-year permit gives Dreamers the legal document they need to stay in the United States and continue their education and live the American Dream.