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DACA Update: Renewal Requests Now Accepted

Over the last several months, there have been several changes made to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. In September of 2016, the USCIS and Department of Homeland Security rescinded DACA and made it so no more applications will be accepted. In addition, September’s changes included that no renewal requests would be permitted as well. However, this week, there was a federal court order that requires the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to resume the acceptance of DACA renewal requests. Due to the fact that this may be a temporary decision until the current administration comes up with an alternative plan, it may be important for individuals who may be impacted to get their renewal requests in quickly.

It is important to note that this revival is only applicable to individuals who were previously enrolled in the DACA program and that the USCIS is still not accepting any new applications for DACA. In addition, the USCIS will not approve or accept any advance parole requests from individuals who are considered recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Due to the fact that there is still a lot of uncertainty about the future of the DACA program, it may be beneficial to speak with an experienced immigration attorney who can help you prepare for the future.

If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters regarding immigration, please contact the Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC and we would be happy to provide you with assistance.