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USCIS issues new DACA guidelines after federal judge reinstates DACA

  1. Original Date Announced

    February 15, 2018

    USCIS issues new guidelines for DACA renewal applications after a federal judge enjoined the Trump Administration to maintain the DACA program. The injunction does not apply to individuals who had yet to apply for DACA. [ID #303]

    USCIS Update: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injunction
  2. Effective Date

    February 15, 2018
  4. Biden Administration Action: Under Study

    July 19, 2021

    Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

    Reacting to Judge Hanen's decision, USCIS states that consistent with his order, "DHS will continue to accept the filing of both initial and renewal DACA requests, as well as accompanying requests for employment authorization. However, . . . DHS is prohibited from granting initial DACA requests and accompanying requests for employment authorization. Also consistent with that order, DHS will continue to grant or deny renewal DACA requests, according to existing policy."

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Current Status

Not in effect
July 19, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: DACA
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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