USCIS News Release: USCIS Will Continue to Accept DACA Renewal Applications Pursuant to Court Order
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injunction
Release Date: January 13, 2018
Due to a Preliminary Injunction issued by a Federal Court, USCIS will resume accepting and processing DACA Renewal Applications. USCIS had abruptly ceased collecting DACA Renewal Applications after the issuance memo was rescinded by the Secretary of Homeland Security this past September. Many DACA recipients missed the October 5, 2017 deadline imposed for renewal submissions.
The DACA program will operate just as it did prior to the rescission and USCIS will only accept applications for those who have been previously granted DACA and whose status expires on or after September 5, 2016. You can also request DACA if your status expired before September 5, 2016 or if your status was previously terminated, but you must file as an initial applicant.
This is great news for anyone DACA beneficiaries who missed the deadline last year and who wish to remain in legal status and be allowed to legally work in the United States. Advance Parole Travel Documents for DACA Recipients still will NOT be accepted.
For more information on the news from USCIS click here.
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