To Chapman Law Firm Clients:
DACA/Supreme Court Case
We are writing to you because we currently or have in the past assisted you with filing for or renewing your Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) status.
As you may know, the Trump administration has attempted to end the DACA program. This move has been temporarily blocked, pending the Supreme Court’s decision on whether or not it is lawful for President Trump to end the program. The Supreme Court’s decision is expected in June of 2020. There is a real possibility that the Supreme Court will issue a decision that will terminate DACA. However, it also is possible that even if the decision to terminate is upheld by the Supreme Court, those with current EAD’s and DACA status may have a grace period before their status actually ends.
In light of these circumstances, we strongly advise all of our DACA clients to renew their status in February or March of 2020 at the latest to extend DACA status and employment authorization for as long as possible.
We will be able to file renewals after February and March, but it is possible that the program could be terminated prior to those clients receiving the renewed DACA grant and employment authorization card.
If you want to discuss other possible options, please call for a consult as soon as possible. Your other options may be limited, but it is important to be clear on what you may or may not be able to do.
Please contact our office by phone at (336) 334-0034 with any questions you may have, or to begin the renewal process for your DACA status.
With kind regards, I am
Gerard M. Chapman