Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

DACA Resources – 2020

Apr 24 2020    PICC Blog

(Updated 4/29/2020)

This page provides you with the latest updates on DACA, Supreme Court, COVID-19 implications, resources and so much more. Please note, things are changing quickly. We will try our best to keep this page updated

Disclaimer: The following information shouldn’t be taken as legal advice. Please consult with a trusted immigration attorney if you have any questions about your individual case. 

Please check out the 2020 DACA Frequently Asked Questions attachment to find out about cost, when to renew, find forms, etc.

What is happening with DACA and the Supreme Court? Why should we pay attention?

Since 2017, the Trump administration has been attacking the program. On November, 12, 2019 the Supreme Court heard the case against DACA and could release a decision on the future of the program anytime between April- June 2020. It is difficult to know exactly what will happen, but it is possible that the Supreme Court’s decision could lead to one of the following: 

  1. DACA could be terminated
  2. There could be a wind down period where work permits continue until they expire
  3. There could be a ruling in favor of DACA – continue with DACA and accept new applications
  4. They could keep as is: continue accepting ONLY renewals

No decision has been made to date, please check this website for updates. 

We recommend that you renew your DACA now and join immigrant rights groups across the state to fight back!

Empowering Communities Before and After a Decision

PICC and members statewide are prepared for a DACA decision. We will support communities on:

Decision day, PICC and other organizations will host Facebook live updates in different languages to let you know what the Supreme Court decision means to the community, we will continue to provide updates via social media, graphics as information becomes available.  Follow us on FB 

At 6pm, PICC will host a community support space for those that would like to come together after a decision has been made. Please contact Yeny Romero at yenyromero@paimmigrant.org or sign up on this list https://paimmigrant.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/event/info?id=236&reset=1 if you are a DACA recipient or family member interested in being part of this space.

On-going– PICC and organizations statewide will provide up to date information on how the decision impacts DACA recipients and other communities by hosting community information sessions (in-person or online depending on COVID-19 situation), legal clinics (depending on decision) and advocating for immigrant rights locally, statewide and nationally. 

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Changes to DACA Application Processing during COVID-19

USCIS has temporarily suspended in-person services until or after June 4 2020. SCIS staff will continue to perform business that do not involve contact with the public (USCIS, 2020).

Biometrics appointments scheduled for or after March 18 will process applications using your previous biometrics. This will remain in effect until USCIS in-person services resume. Click here for updates

Signatures on forms- original ink signatures are not required at this time to submit renewal requests. Applicants or attorney’s signatures are still needed but they can be used from a scanned, emailed or faxed signature. This means that you can work with your legal service provider remotely to get your DACA application ready for renewal!  More helpful information and tips here! 

Find legal support! Reach out to your local immigration legal service provider or a trusted immigration attorney


How to get involved with DACA and Immigrant Rights Advocacy?

  • Join a local immigrant rights organization locally or PICC’s statewide youth organizing membership to fight for immigrant communities!
  • Continue to check out this website for DACA and immigration updates and to learn more about upcoming events and actions.

Remember, You Have Rights!

Visit our Know Your Rights section for information on what to do if you see ICE in your community.

Other DACA Resources