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Updated July 28, 2020 | Español

On July 28, 2020, the Trump administration issued a memo stating it is "reconsidering" the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The memo follows a June 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision which found that the Trump administration’s previous attempt to terminate the DACA program was unlawful. The new memo shortens the renewal period for current DACA holders to one year and prevents new applicants from receiving DACA. The memo also states that USCIS will only grant advance parole under “exceptional circumstances.”

NIJC advises DACA recipients that any new DACA renewal will only be valid for one year from its issuance. USCIS is also not accepting new DACA applications, and anyone who has submitted an application since the Supreme Court decision should consult with their attorney about having their filing fees refunded.

NIJC will continue to update this guidance to ensure communities and families stay safe.

 

NIJC's updated DACA resources:

Frequently Asked Questions | Preguntas Frecuentes

Statement responding to the July 2020 Department of Homeland Security memo

Statement responding to the June 2020 Supreme Court decision

 

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