UPDATE July 28, 2020
On July 28, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they will NOT be accepting new applications or requests for advanced parole (with some exceptions). Additionally, they announced that renewals will now last one year instead of two years. Now, DACA renewals continue… All current DACA recipients eligible to renew should renew as soon as possible to avoid future legal issues.
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is an immigration policy introduced in 2012 by President Obama. DACA people between the ages of 15 and 30 who were brought into the United States as children with temporary documentation and protection from deportation for two years, making them eligible for work permits, driver’s licenses, and social security numbers. Although DACA provides temporary documentation, it is not a path to citizenship.
The fees will not increase to $765, they will continue to be $495!
Additionally, DACA recipients who are applying for renewals should note that there is a new I-765 form for those submitting renewals after August 25, 2020. Learn more below:
In 2017, the Trump administration moved to end DACA, closing the program to new applicants. However, renewals were still accepted. On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled the Trump administration’s attempt to rescind DACA was “arbitrary and capricious”, and deemed the ending of the program unlawful. The Supreme Court ordered the administration to reinstate DACA, but it doesn’t protect DACA from future attempts to rescind it again.
On July 28, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they will NOT be accepting new applications or requests for advanced parole (with some exceptions). Additionally, they announced that renewals will now last one year instead of two years. Again, all recipients eligible to renew should renew their DACA as soon as possible to avoid future legal issues and the fee increase!
- You were born after June 15, 1981
- You came to live in the US before June 15, 2007
- You were younger than 16 years old when you came to live in the US
- You have been living in the US ever since (some exceptions)
- On June 15, 2012, you were present in the US and did not have a visa, green card or other immigration status
- You are in school or classes, graduated from high school, or have a GED
- You have a limited criminal history
Conexión Américas can help you with DACA! We are providing assistance with information, referrals, and financial assistance.
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Official information about renewals:
National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
Resources for undocumented immigrants:
The Dream US
Scholarships for DACA recipients: