DACA Updates

February 4, 2021 iimd

On December 4th, 2020, a United States District Court ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to vacate the Wolf Memorandum made on July 28, 2020. The court asked DHS to reinstate the DACA policy that was in effect on September 4, 2017. 

In compliance with this order, as of December 7th, 2020, USCIS is:

  • Accepting first-time requests for DACA based on DACA policy in effect prior to September 5th, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s December 4, 2020, order;
  • Accepting DACA renewal requests based on DACA policy in effect prior to September 5th, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s December 4, 2020, order;
  • Accepting applications for advance parole documents based on the terms of the DACA policy prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s December 4, 2020, order;
  • Extending one-year grants of deferred action under DACA to two years; and
  • Extending one-year employment authorization documents under DACA to two years. 

On January 20th, 2021, President Biden issued a memorandum directing the Secretary of DHS, in consultation with the Attorney General, to take appropriate action to preserve and fortify DACA, consistent with applicable law. 

To learn more about DACA and the update you can go here. 

You can read President Biden’s memorandum here.