On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court ordered the Trump Administration to start accepting new DACA applications and requests for Advance Parole. Despite the Supreme Court decision, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a memo stating they will reject new first-time DACA applications and Advance Parole requests (absent exceptional circumstances), but will continue to process DACA renewal applications.
What does this mean for you?
First Time Applications
Unfortunately, DHS will reject new DACA applications. If you already filed as a new applicant, DHS will likely return your application and filing fees.
Similarly, DHS will not accept Advance Parole requests except under exceptional circumstances. Please contact our office if you would like to schedule a consultation to determine if you might qualify for Advance Parole.
DACA continues to remain open for current DACA recipients. Going forward, however, DACA protections and accompanying work permit protections will now be given 1 year of protections instead of the usual 2 years. If your renewal has already been processed and issued, you will not be affected by this change.
Please contact one of the D&G lawyers if you have questions about DACA or applying for advance parole.