USCIS has issued a statement that it will be implementing the DACA policy as introduced by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. Under this guidance, all new DACA applications filed (from those who have never received DACA before) will be rejected and all fees will be returned.
However, current DACA holders are still able to apply for a renewal, though some grants, such as employment authorization will be limited to no more than one year. USCIS will also be permitting some advance paroles based on the criteria stated below:
- Travel in order to support the national security interests of USA;
- Travel to support U.S. federal law enforcement interests;
- Traveling to obtain life-sustaining medical treatment that is not available to the alien in the USA
- Necessary traveling to support the immediate safety, wellbeing or care of an immediate relative, particularly minor children of the alien.
For more information, visit the USCIS News Alert.
Current DACA holders should file a renewal request between 120-150 days before their current DACA grant expires; contact Law Offices of Wiliani-Malek, Inc to get help on your DACA renewal case!