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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is available for new and renewal applications

On November 14, 2020, a United States District Court issued an order requiring the Department of Homeland Security to reinstate the policy for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that was in effect on September 4, 2017.

As a result, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the following on its website:

  • New applications – USCIS will once again accept new applications from immigrants who have never before applied for DACA;
  • Renewal applications – USCIS will accept renewal applications and will issue renewals for 2 years;
  • Advance paraole – USCIS will review requests for advance parole, which grants permission for immigrants with DACA to travel out of the U.S. for humanitarin, education, and employment reasons.

You can read the USCIS ruling here. You can read about eligibility for DACA  here.

Center for New Americans offers assistance with DACA applications and renewals.  Please email here to request assistance.