As expected, President Donald Trump has implemented policies and procedures that makes it nearly impossible for most illegal immigrants to live in the United States. Under current provisions, if you are present illegally, you are deportable. It is just a matter of being found by ICE.
At least for the time being, DACA-approved DREAMers are protected from deportation (though, that may change in the future). Accordingly, you should do the following:
- Keep evidence of your status with you at all time (a photocopy of the approval document and the EAD card should always be in your possession).
- While no one should really get in trouble with the law, it is particularly harmful for undocumented immigrants. So, stay out of trouble, and do what you can to not invite it.
- Always remember that DACA protection is available only if you stay out of trouble. You cannot do what average Americans can do just because you have DACA approval.
- Try to take advantage of loopholes (still available) like advanced parole created by the Obama Administration. At least it makes your entry into United States legal.