The Supreme Court has decided not to hear a challenge to a lower court ruling regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (DACA). The Court refused to bypass the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals by declining to take up the Department of Justice’s appeal of a California federal judge’s January ruling that forced the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to continue accepting DACA renewal applications.
The Supreme Court’s decision means the case will continue to travel through the standard appeals court process. At this time, USCIS will continue to accept DACA renewal applications. The Supreme Court’s decision is not a comment on either the merits of the Department of Justice’s appeal or the DACA program.
Attorney Paul Schultz has extensive experience representing qualified individuals in applying for the DACA program. If your DACA has expired or is set to expire soon, it is crucial to act now since the ongoing proceedings leave the future of the DACA program uncertain. Mr. Schultz can be reached at (215) 567-1530 or by emailing [email protected].
Published February 27, 2018