In accordance with a December 4, 2020 order from a U.S. District Court, effective December 7, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is:
- Accepting first-time requests for consideration of deferred action under DACA based on the terms of DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017;
- Accepting DACA renewal requests based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017;
- Accepting applications for advance parole travel documents based on the terms of the DACA policy prior to September 5, 2017;
- Extending one-year grants of deferred action under DACA to two years; and
- Extending one-year employment authorization documents under DACA to two years.
Per Dec 04,2020 ruling, new applicants who meet the requirements for DACA are eligible to apply.
DACA is a program created by the Obama Administration that provides certain protections and benefits to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors.
The acceptance of new DACA applications is significant and President-Elect Biden has promised to make a path to U.S. citizenship available to beneficiaries of the DACA program.
Should you have any questions about this program or if you would like assistance applying for DACA, please contact us. We do offer free DACA screenings, in English and Spanish, for individuals who believe they may qualify for the program.