Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 313

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Request a ballot. Voting by mail is a two-step process. You must first mail a request for a ballot and, when you receive it, you need to complete the form and mail it before the election date. If you are eligible to vote, be sure to complete both steps to have your vote counted. See instructions here.

DACA, the Supreme Court and COVID-19. The United States Supreme Court has heard oral arguments and is scheduled to issue a decision which may allow the Trump Administration to end the DACA program and subject 800,000 registrants to the risk of deportation. Some legal scholars are asking the court to postpone the decision since thousands of DACA registrants are in the frontlines of service in health professions, agriculture, emergency services and related activities necessary to protect society during the coronavirus pandemic. Read one of their stories here.

DACA registrants are encouraged to explore other avenues of lawful presence in the United States or naturalized citizenship.

Call your lawyer. If you are represented by an attorney, it is important to keep in touch. With so many changes due to social distancing and isolation, do not assume that an immigration court case will be postponed. Many immigration courts are open and rights can be lost if you fail to appear in the court as scheduled. Ask your lawyer when your case is scheduled.