DACA decision at the Supreme Court
On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The administration could again rescind the program.
What this means for now:
- People who currently have DACA can file a renewal request.
- People whose DACA expired one year ago or less can still file a renewal DACA request.
- People whose DACA expired more than one year ago cannot file a renewal DACA request but may file an initial DACA request.
- People whose DACA was terminated cannot request DACA as a renewal but may file an initial DACA request.
- People who have not previously been granted DACA: The Supreme Court decision requires DHS to continue the DACA program unless it follows the correct procedure to terminate it. This means USCIS should begin accepting these applications again for applicants who have never been granted DACA. USCIS has not issued guidance yet on how it will restore this aspect of the program.
- Advance Parole Requests: USCIS should again begin accepting advance parole applications filed by DACA recipients. USCIS has not issued guidance yet on how it will restore this aspect of the program.