What you need to know about DACA

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.

Since the inception of  the program, Alliance San Diego has stood in solidarity with Dreamers and we stand with you now. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest news on DACA.

DACA Renewals

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.


See answers to the most frequently asked questions about DACA such as eligibility, work permits, SSNs, and advanced parole. You can also find the latest news about DACA and further resources here


Attend one of our FREE informational sessions to learn about the latest on DACA, other forms of immigration relief, know your rights and family preparedness.


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Other Resources


Don’t know what to do when approached by immigration officials? Click here to know your rights.


Important resources from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center.

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Border Dreamer Itzel Maganda embarks on an emotional journey to her home country of Mexico on advanced parole to visit a place she only remembers in her dreams. Watch as she explores a country she barely knows, and meets with deported veterans and deported moms in the border city of Tijuana, before returning to her home in San Diego.