USCIS continues to process DACA renewals

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. It is not necessary to wait until six months before your DACA expires. If you have a year or less left on your DACA, you should file for an extension now.

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.