U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services continues to process renewals for current and previous DACA recipients. Despite the cancellation of DACA by President Donald Trump in September 2017, federal district courts in both the Second Circuit and Ninth Circuit have issued orders keeping DACA in place. Appeals are pending in both courts. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to expedite the appeals of these cases.
All eligible persons with current or previous DACA classification should file for renewals now while the court orders remain in effect. The court orders do NOT include persons who have never previously held DACA status.
The vast majority of Americans support restoration of the DACA program. Along with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), we demand that Congress take action now to re-instate the DACA program with a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.