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: