DACA Update




​DACA Update January 16, 2018:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed in a recent statement that it will resume accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA for individuals previously granted deferred action under the program.  USCIS will not accept requests from individuals who have never before been granted DACA and will not accept or approve advance parole requests from DACA recipients. 

If your DACA status expired/expires on or after September 5, 2016, you are urged to complete and submit a DACA renewal application as soon as possible. 

If your DACA status expired before September 5, 2016, or your DACA was previously terminated, you may file a new initial DACA request in accordance with the Form I-821D and Form I-765 instructions. You must list the date your prior DACA expired or was terminated, if available, on Part 1 of the Form I-821D.

If you need assistance completing your application, information regarding free legal support services is available here.

Applicants must submit a $495 fee.  We will update you about available scholarship resources to assist with this fee.  Currently, scholarship applications to the Mission Asset Fund are being placed on a waiting list and priority is being given to individuals whose DACA status has already expired or will soon.

Applications should be submitted using a delivery method that confirms your application and filing fee were received.  We also recommend that you maintain a copy of this confirmation for your records.  Information about application filing locations can be found he​re

Applications should be submitted as quickly as possible.  USCIS has reopened the renewal application procedure as the result of the January 9, 2018 injunction issued by a federal court.  The government has appealed the decision and this opportunity to renew could end.  Applicants should not delay.

For more information about the status of the DACA program, click he​re.​