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USCIS implements DHS guidance to reject, restrict, and shorten DACA program

  1. Date Announced

    Aug. 21, 2020

    In response to Acting Secretary Wolf's July 28, 2020 Memorandum on reconsideration of the 2012 DACA memo, USCIS's Deputy Director for Policy Joseph Edlow released additional guidance on how to implement Wolf's directives. The guidance directs USCIS personnel to reject all initial DACA requests and associated EAD applications, limit deferred action grants to 1 year, and reject all advance parole applications, among other matters. [ID# 1029]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Aug. 21, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    August 28, 2020

    The following states filed an amended complaint in their DACA lawsuit, challenging Wolf's memo and its effects: New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia.

    New York v. Trump, No. 1:17-cv-05228-NGG-JO (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 28, 2020)
  4. Subsequent Action

    August 28, 2020

    Make the Road New York filed an amended complaint challenging Wolf's memo and its effects. See also Regents of U Cal v. DHS (N.D. Cal. 3:17-cv-05211) where plaintiffs are also challenging the Wolf memo.

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    Vidal v. Wolf, No. 1:16-cv-04756-NGG-JO (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 28, 2020)

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