Trump saves DACA program

While we were all wondering what will President Donald Trump do to DACA approved Dreamers, we did get some hope when he initially excluded DACA-mented folks from deportation.  Thankfully, now comes the great news that the Trump Administration will continue the DACA program, though, it has killed DAPA.  Obviously, if you are approved, you can never take things for granted and start getting into legal trouble.  And if you have not yet applied, it is time to apply without fear -- I have plenty of information on applying on this website.

Now as you know well, President Obama created many loopholes so that you can even become a US citizen; just apply for advanced parole (I am reading news of Dreamers traveling to attend funerals of grandparents that don't exist or taking vacations and calling them educational trips -- so it is really easy to do), and now that you have been legally admitted into the United States, as long as you can find a sponsor for green card, you will achieve permanent resident status, and then apply for citizenship.

Trump excludes DACA approved DREAMers from deportation

Well, we were all wondering what will happen to DACA approved DREAMers under a Trump Administration, and now we have the answer.  Even though President Donald Trump would has the legal authority to kill DACA and make DREAMers deportable like all other illegal aliens, he has chosen not to, at least for the time being.

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:

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.