last updated March 5, 2018
On January 9, 2018 a federal district court in California issued a temporary order requiring the government to continue processing DACA renewals while the legal case continues. U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services issued these instructions about submitting renewals. On February 26, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court refused the goverment’s request to challenge the temporary order. Instead, the government has to follow the normal procedure and appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That means anyone who has had DACA in the past can continue to apply for renewal, at least for now.
* No new initial applications for DACA will be accepted.
* If you have DACA now, your deferred action and employment authorization (work permit) are still valid until their expiration date.
* If you have a renewal or initial application pending, it will still be adjudicated.
* No new or pending applications for advance parole (travel) will be processed, but filing fees will be refunded.
* You may apply for renewal only if you have been granted DACA before. See USCIS’ instructions.
As always, please talk to a reputable immigration attorney before applying for anything or making travel plans. If you have questions, you are welcome to call Disciples Immigration Legal Counsel.
If you have DACA:
Disciples Statements on DACA:
Also check out Refugee & Immigration Ministries for the latest Disciples advocacy.