DACA recipients need to prepare for that likelihood as a congressional fix remains a very remote possibility. President Trump has stood firm on his position that any DACA fix will require changes in procedures that make it easier to deport the remaining 9 million undocumented immigrants. How many DREAMERS will accept permanent residency under the condition that the law makes it easier to deport the rest of their family members?
Common sense dictates the following:
- Less than half of the DACA eligible individuals have applied. Those that are eligible should apply immediately.
- Those currently with DACA should try to obtain Advance Parole to travel abroad and return legally.
- Everyone should speak with an immigration lawyer to review other options, such as sponsorship through an employer or family member, or a possible asylum application.