Changes to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals have made headlines over the last several months, since the program expired in September of 2017. Now, however, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that it will begin taking renewal requests once again for DACA. Despite the fact that the USCIS will now accept renewal requests from individuals who were already enrolled in the DACA program, they will not accept any new requests from individuals who have never been enrolled in the program. This announcement comes as part of a federal court order but the ultimate future of the Deferred Action program is still up in the air. This has been a highly contested matter between the current administration and many other members of the government so we will have to keep an eye on the outcome of the decision.
It is important that anyone who needs to file for renewal does so in accordance with the guidelines provided by USCIS. Individuals who are enrolled in DACA that have parole requests will not be accepted or approved. It may be a good idea to consult with an experienced immigration law attorney that can help you determine if you are eligible to file a DACA renewal request and make sure you file it properly. If you have questions, contact our firm today.
The Law Offices of Cheryl R. David practices immigration law throughout NYC. If you have questions about your particular matters regarding immigration please contact the office to discuss your circumstances and options.