DACA UPDATE: 9th Circuit Court Rules Renewal Applications for Existing DACA Recipients Must Continue to Be Accepted by USCIS

On November 8, 2018, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a nationwide injunction halting the Trump Administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

As a result of this ruling, USCIS is required to continue accepting DACA renewal applications from existing recipients until other DACA-related lawsuits across the nation have been settled or resolved. At this time, USCIS is not required to accept initial DACA applications or grant advance parole (travel permission) to DACA recipients.

Because multiple lawsuits regarding DACA are ongoing and the future of the program remains uncertain, U.S. Immigration Law Group, LLP is encouraging all DACA recipients to continue to submit renewal applications five months in advance of the expiration of their work permits to ensure work authorization is not interrupted.

If you have any questions and would like to schedule a consultation with our firm regarding the renewal of your DACA status, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (714) 786-1166 or at info@usilg.net.

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