On, April 12, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that individuals who previously received deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may now file Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, online.
On July 16, 2021, a Texas Federal District Court ruled DACA unlawful. Key takeaways for DACA recipients:
- If you have DACA right now, you can keep it.
- If you have a renewal in place, you can keep renewing until further notice.
- If you have a granted/approved initial DACA application, it is still good.
- If you have DACA right now, you can still apply for advance parole.
- If you have a pending initial application (not yet granted/approved), there is an indefinite freeze on that application.
Looking for help to make sense of the ruling? Check out these resources:
- United We Dream: Guidance for DACA Recipients and Legal Practitioners – Frequently Asked Questions
- Penn State Law: DACA in the Courts
- NYT: Judge Rules DACA Is Unlawful and Suspends Applications
- NPR: The Biden Administration Vows To Appeal A Federal Ruling Deeming DACA Unlawful
On December 15, 2021, Amherst College signed onto a brief field in appeal of this summer's DACA ruling.
For a more comprehensive list of federal immigration updates, visit the Federal Updates page.