The Government is Now Accepting First-Time DACA Applications
The Government has announced that, effective Dec. 7, 2020, it will restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as “DACA”. The announcement comes as result of the order issued on Dec. 4, 2020, by the U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis. See https://www.uscis.gov/.
What does this mean?
The Government will take the following actions:
- Accept first-time requests for DACA based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017;
- Accept DACA renewal requests based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017;
- Accept applications for advance parole documents based on the terms of the DACA policy prior to September 5, 2017;
- Extend one-year grants of deferred action under DACA to two years; and
- Extend one-year employment authorization documents under DACA to two years.
For how long will this announcement remain in effect?
Please note that this announcement and the ability to submit first-time requests for DACA and advance parole, will remain in effect for as long as the District Court Judge’s order remains in effect.
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