The Biden Administration announced on May 10 that all students, including Dreamers and undocumented students, will be eligible for Federal COVID-19 pandemic relief if they’ve been enrolled at a U.S. college or university since March 13, 2020. Refugees, asylum-seekers and undocumented immigrants who are not enrolled in DACA are also eligible for the grants, according to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III Frequently Asked Questions. The new rules by the Department of Education say the Trump-era limits blocked aid for the country’s “most needy and vulnerable students.”
This reverses a Trump Administration rulings in April and June of 2020 that DACA students are ineligible for pandemic assistance allocated by Congress.
DACA is a politically popular program to protect the rights of innocent children and their fight to become United States citizens. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program launched during the Obama administration in 2012 to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Do you want to apply for DACA protection?
An experienced Dreamer lawyer can explain the new policy developments around U.S. immigration laws and how they might affect your and your family’s situation. Knowledge of the legal system is a powerful tool to protect people from deportation. To discuss your situation, call 630-912-0322 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced DACA attorneys today.
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