(Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
According to the Department of Homeland Security (USCIS) “Jan. 13, 2018, Update: Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017”
The measure includes those who were already granted DACA, but lost their ability to renew their DACA pursuant to the Sept. 5, 2017 Executive Order, due to their DACA expiring after March 5, 2018. It does not include new DACA applications or travel document applications for those granted DACA. If you previously received DACA and your DACA expired before Sept. 5, 2016, or your DACA was previously canceled at any time, you can not apply for DACA as a renewal.
While this announcement is certainly very good news, the future of DACA remains uncertain. Please contact us or another experienced immigration attorney right away for more details.
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