DACA has partially ended once again. On Friday July 16th a Federal District Court in Texas issued a ruling in Texas v. U.S. limiting the DACA program and declaring it unlawful.
Current DACA cases remain valid. People who currently have DACA keep their DACA protection and work permit. Nothing has changed with already approved DACA cases. DACA renewals continue.
People who have DACA now or had DACA in the past are still eligible to renew their case. Pending renewal applications will be processed normally.
Democrats are currently pushing for legislation in Congress to protect the DACA program.
First time DACA applications are on hold. No new DACA applications will be approved at this time. The Court decision has blocked USCIS from approving any new DACA cases.
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On July 28, 2020 the Department of Homeland Security issued a memo stating USCIS will reject all initial DACA applications and advance parole applications while they decide what to do with the DACA program. In the interim, all current DACA recipients’ applications will be renewed for a one year period.
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All DACA renewals are now valid for 2 years. If you received work authorization for only one year, USCIS will extend your authorization for two years. We provide representation for DACA renewals. If you would like assistance with your renewal, please sign up to schedule an appointment.