The State of Play of DACA: What’s Next?

On Sept. 13, 2023, Judge Andrew Hanen, a federal judge in the U.S. Southern District of Texas, ruled DACA unlawful. This marked a pivotal point for the state of DACA- which is currently under review by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. With a looming decision, many advocates, practitioners, and Dreamers are left with a question: What’s next for the program? In this session, presenters will provide an overview of the case timeline, current advocacy for DACA, and potential relief, like Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), if the courts find DACA illegal. Additionally, presenters will highlight local ongoing programs that assist Dreamers in their DACA journey.

Workshop Day

Workshop Time

04:15 pm ~ 05:45 pm