On Sept. 5, 2017, the President of the United States directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end DACA over the next two and a half years. There are several moving pieces in an effort to find a responsible resolution. We will do our best to post information on our website and social media platforms.
On Jan. 9, 2018, a U.S. District Judge issued a ruling ordering the administration to resume accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The ruling impacts individuals who were previously granted deferred action under DACA, and does not permit new applications for DACA status. On Nov. 8, 2018, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the District Judge's decision on appeal.
On Aug. 3, 2018, a different U.S. District Judge issued a ruling ordering the administration to restart DACA in full, but that order was stayed pending appeal.
On June 28, 2019, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review the lower courts' decisions on DACA. A decision is expected by June 2020.
For more information on renewals please visit the USCIS website.