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DACA Renewals

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DACA Renewals

Latest News on DACA


As of June 28, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is still accepting DACA renewal applications from anyone who has previously had DACA. USCIS stopped accepting first-time DACA applications (that is, applications from people who didn’t already have DACA) as of October 6, 2017.


What is DACA?


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a type of immigration relief under President Obama that was made available to young people who came to the United States as children and who met certain requirements. USCIS began accepting DACA applications on August 15, 2012. DACA was available to those who are in removal proceedings or have received final removal orders, as well as those who have never been in removal proceedings.


The legality of DACA is under consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court, but RENEWAL APPLICATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED.


Who Can Renew?


You may request a renewal if you met the initial DACA guidelines and you:


  • Did not depart the United States on or after Aug. 15, 2012, without advance parole;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since you submitted your most recent DACA request was approved;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.


When to Renew?


You should submit your renewal request about 120 days or 4 months before your current period of deferred action expires. If you submit your request more than 150 days or 5 months before the expiration date, USCIS may reject your renewal application, with instructions to resubmit it closer to the expiration date.


If your DACA expired within one year, you could still be eligible for renewal. It is important to speak with an immigration attorney as soon as possible.


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