DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival)
Updated - 04/25/2018

We are currently filing DACA renewals if they expired or are about to expire. At the moment, we can only file DACA cases of people who have DACA now or had DACA in the past.

Advanced Parole (permission to travel and re-enter the US) applications for DACA recipients are not being accepted by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Also, USCIS does not accept completely new DACA application, i.e. DACA applications for persons who never had DACA.

A federal judge in Washington DC ordered (04/24/2018) that the DACA program be reinstated, but he gives 90 days time for the administration to explain why they rescinded DACA in the first place. Until further notice, we still cannot file DACA cases of people who never had DACA. We will update this web page as new information becomes available.

USCIS published a new memorandum.
There are preliminary injunctions in place right now ordered by federal judges (California 01/09/2018 and New York 02/13/2018). These could be overturned soon, because appeals have been filed at the appellate (circuit) courts. We don't know how long this window of opportunity is going to last, and what will happen to the pending cases that were filed, if the injunctions are overturned.

AG Jeff Sessions had announced on September 5, 2017 in a press conference that DACA had been rescinded. US Citizenship and Immigration Services had only accepted DACA initial cases on or before September 5, 2017. No initial DACA cases had been accepted afterwards. Those DACA cases that had been filed before that date will be adjudicated or were adjudicated on a case by case basis, just like previously. Anybody whose DACA expired between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 was able to file before October 5, 2017.

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