Federal Agencies, Agency Memos & Announcements

DHS Will Reject Initial Requests for DACA, Limit Renewals to One Year

7/28/20 AILA Doc. No. 20072831. DACA, Removal & Relief

DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf issued a memo, “Reconsideration of the June 15, 2012 Memorandum Entitled ‘Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children,’” noting that in response to the Supreme Court’s decision, he is rescinding the 2017 and 2018 memoranda that rescinded DACA. Pending the Acting Secretary’s full reconsideration of the DACA policy, per the memo, DHS will:

  • reject all pending and future initial requests for DACA;
  • reject all pending and future applications for advance parole absent exceptional circumstances;
  • and shorten the period of renewed deferred action granted pursuant to the DACA policy after the issuance of the memorandum to one year.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20072831.