Update from USCIS on January 13, 2018 on DACA
Due to the federal court order decided o/a January 9, 2018, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on September 5, 2017. (https://www.uscis.gov/archive/renew-your-daca)
Who does this affect?
If you previously received DACA and your DACA expired on or after September 5, 2016, you may still file your DACA request as a renewal request. If your DACA expired BEFORE September 5, 2016 or your DACA was previously terminated at any time, you cannot request DACA as a renewal; however, you can file a new initial DACA request (Form I-821D). USCIS is NOT accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA.
Fate for Dreamers are not concrete as of yet, but this is a step forward and ray of hope.
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