USCIS Announces They Will Resume DACA Renewals

by Joseph McKeown

Because of the nationwide injunction last week, US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they will resume accepting requests to renew DACA status. The agency says that unless otherwise specified the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be operated until further notice on the same terms that were in place before it was rescinded on September 5, 2017.

At this time, only individuals who were previously granted DACA status may request a renewal. USCIS is not accepting any new DACA applications from those who have never received DACA status, nor will USCIS accept or approve advance parole requests for international travel.

DACA recipients whose DACA status expired on or after September 5, 2016 may still file their DACA request as a renewal request. DACA recipients whose DACA status expired before September 5, 2016, or whose DACA was previously terminated at any time, cannot request a renewal; however, these individuals may file a new initial DACA request. USCIS has instructions for applying on their website.