On July 28, 2020, the Department of States was instructed to reject all new and pending DACA applications. This latest decision has once again put DACA in a limbo. What can you do if you are qualified for DACA but can’t file it because of the current situation? Should you wait and see what happens next such as a potential new Executive Order that will provide a pathway to citizenship or look for DACA alternatives?
Fill out our DACA ALTERNATIVES QUESTIONNAIRE below and find out if you are qualified for other immigration options!
What can happen next?
Although on one seems to know for sure what can happen to DACA, we believe a more permanent solution will be made available either via Congress or a new Executive Order. If you are qualified for DACA but cannot file due to the current DACA situation. You can choose to either seek other DACA alternatives or wait for the possible New Executive Order as mentioned by President Trump.
New Executive Order on DACA?
The pros of waiting is the proposed Executive Order will provide a merit-based pathway to U.S. citizenship. If that really happens, the best scenario is you will ultimately be a US citizen.
On the other hand, the cons of waiting for Trump’s executive order is there is a chance it won’t happen. It can be because Congress does not approve it or the Democrats disapprove it due to political reasons. Anything can happen especially during election time which is coming up in less than a few months.
DACA Alternative Immigration Options
Did you know there are other immigration options for DACA and Dreamers? There are immigration reliefs that are tailored to benefit undocumented immigrants. Even if you can’t apply for DACA now and you want to look for DACA alternatives, you should find out whether you are eligible to file any of the following by simply filling out the questionnaire below:
- U visa for Crime Victims.
- VAWA green card for Victims of Abused.
- T visa for Victims of Human Trafficking.
- I-601A Provisional Waiver for Unlawful Presence.