USCIS Temporarily Resumes Accepting DACA Renewals
USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA due to a federal court order. Until further notice, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017 but no new applications will be accepted. In response to this court order, the US Department of Justice filed a notice of appeal in the lawsuit seeking review before the Ninth Circuit. The USDOJ also intends to take the rare step of filing a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment, seeking direct and expedited review in the Supreme Court. Foreign nationals who have applied for DACA protections are encouraged to seek legal advice as to options during this period of time. This situation remains fluid as the US congress negotiates potential legislative action involving “dreamers”. Please contact an ISSO staff member with questions.