DACA UPDATE: USCIS must accept new DACA applications

A federal judge ruled Friday (12/4/2020) that the Trump administration must fully restore the so-called Dreamers program that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, opening the door to new applicants for the first time since 2017.

USCIS will again accept first-time requests for consideration of deferred action under DACA based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017. USCIS will also accept DACA renewal requests; applications for advance parole documents; extend one-year grants of deferred action under DACA to two years; and extend one-year EADs under DACA to two years.