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California Appeals Court Rules in Favor of DACA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

A California federal appeals court has ruled against the Trump administration, stating that it must continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program despite efforts to shut down this program in recent months. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled on November 8, 2018, that DACA must be allowed to continue. The Trump administration has already taken steps to ask the United States Supreme Court to review their efforts to put a stop to DACA, which could reverse this decision at some point in the future.

Defending DACA

DACA was implemented in 2012 by the Obama administration to provide protections and work permits for the children of illegal immigrants who first came to the U.S. as minors and who have often grown up in the United States. Also referred to as Dreamers, these individuals can apply for DACA status for an initial two-year period that can be renewed repeatedly. They are authorized to work and study in the U.S. during this period. No clear pathway to citizenship is included in the DACA program, however, and the participants in this program could be vulnerable to deportation if Trump’s efforts to end DACA succeed or are supported by the upcoming Supreme Court decision.

Accessing the Right Legal Help

For DACA recipients and other immigrants dealing with problems related to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), touching base with a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer can provide the information necessary to resolve these issues and to protect the rights of immigrants in the Florida area. Your West Palm Beach immigration lawyer can represent your interests both in and out of court and can provide you the most practical strategies for protecting your rights and your family during the legal process.

For families and individuals looking for a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer to resolve immigration issues with ICE and USCIS, the experts at Pozo Goldstein can provide expert representation and the most practical options for your case. Our team includes two former immigration prosecutors and a former judge, ensuring that you receive the benefit of our expertise in dealing with your issues both in and out of court. Call our offices today at 561-578-4977 to set up an appointment with us. At Pozo Goldstein, we are committed to helping you achieve your own version of the fabled American dream.