Need knows no boundaries of ethnicity, age, faith or gender. Neither do we.
Need knows no boundaries of ethnicity, age, faith or gender. Neither do we.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [UPDATE]

Everyone who has or has had DACA should continue to renew their DACA.

 If your DACA has not expired or been terminated:
o If yourDACA expires within the next 150 days, they should apply to renew as soon as possible
o If your DACA expires between 151-365 days from when you are thinking of renewing, you should apply to renew ASAP and are likely to have it adjudicated despite having an expiration date that far into the future.
o If your DACA expires more than a year from when they are thinking of renewing, it is less clear whether USCIS will adjudicate your case if you renew that far in advance of their DACA’s expiration. You should still make sure to renew before the DACA program ends, and we have heard of cases that were successfully adjudicated more than a year before the expiration date.
 If  your DACA has expired or was terminated:
o If your DACA expired more than a year before the day you are renewing, you will need to submit their renewal as an initial DACA application with all the documents needed to prove initial eligibility for DACA. You should apply to renew as soon as possible.
o If their DACA expired less than a year before the day they are renewing, they can submit a DACA renewal as others with unexpired DACA do. They should apply to renew ASAP.

What you need to know about DACA today:

  • Renewal DACA applications: Current renewal applications pending with the agency will be adjudicated as normal. 
  • If you have received an Employment Authorization Document (work authorization) and it has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you may still apply for a valid replacement
  • No initial DACA requests will be accepted by the agency. Those currently pending before USCIS will be adjudicated as normal.
  • USCIS will not accept any new applications for Advance Parole based on DACA. Any pending applications will be closed and the filing fees will be refunded.

Please consult with a licensed immigration attorney or representative if you have questions about your eligibility to renew your DACA. If you would like to make an appointment to renew your DACA, please call 901-722-4730 as soon as possible. 

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