Last week, we had a huge update on deferred action for childhood arrivals. Falling into compliance, effective December 7, 2020, an order of a United States District Court, there have been major changes to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). With these changes there come some major victories that we, as a nation, have been battling to bring the proper rights and fairness to DACA residents.
These major changes include the following:
USCIS will be accepting first-time requests for consideration based on DACA’s policy prior to September 5th, 2017, and current to the December 4, 2020 order.
DACA will once again accept renewal requests based on the prior September 5th, 2017 policy, and current to the December 4, 2020 order.
They will now accept advanced applications for parole documents based on the prior September 5th, 2017, and current to the December 4, 2020 order.
They will also extend one-year grants to two years of deferred action under DACA along with employment authorization documents
There will be appropriate steps taken as they provide evidence of the one-year extensions for the above, and focus first on individuals that were issued documentation on or post-July 28, 2020 with a one-year validity period.
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For clarification or assistance with the new orders, give us a call to help you. We’re proud and excited to see this positive change in the DACA system and look forward to hearing from you.