Everybody was eagerly waiting to receive an update and hoping to hear a positive outcome to protect the dreamers. However, no agreement has reached between both the parties as yet.
What happens to the status of DACA applicants if a legislative fix is not reached before March 5th?
The Senate engaged in a debate over immigration, much of which happened behind closed doors, and failed to advance four separate proposals.
President Trump canceled the DACA program last year and it is technically set to expire on March 5, but a federal court ruling and later actions by the Trump administration have allowed people who are currently enrolled under the program to renew their status if it expires in March or later. However, New applications are not being accepted the USCIS.
The Trump administration had asked the Supreme Court to review the case directly instead of letting it wind its way through the court system first
The Supreme Court on Monday February 26, 2018 declined to take up the Trump administration’s request to quickly provide decision on the DACA program. In its decision on Monday, the Supreme Court said it expects the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to move “expeditiously” to decide the DACA case. But with the appeals court not expected to hear the case until later this spring, it’s unlikely the Supreme Court would weigh in until this fall, at the earliest
The March 5th is no longer a hard deadline, some in Congress are still trying to find a legislative fix which would render the court case immaterial. However, it seems that now it will take longer time for the congress to come up with a legislative fix.
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