Initial DACA and Advanced Parole

In compliance with the orders of the United States Federal Courts, USCIS is: 

  • Accepting first-time requests for consideration of deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to Sept. 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s Dec. 4, 2020, order.  However, in compliance with DACA Decision in State of Texas, et al., v. United States of America, on July 16, 2021, USCIS will not adjudicate any new initial DACA applications or employment authorizations. 
  • Accepting DACA renewal requests based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to Sept. 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s Dec. 4, 2020 order (the above cited case does not impact the adjudication of DACA renewals)  
  • Accepting applications for advance parole documents based on the terms of the DACA policy prior to Sept. 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s Dec. 4, 2020 order

DHS will comply with the order while it remains in effect, but DHS may seek relief from the order.

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