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USCIS Provides Update on DACA Following Court Order Reinstating the Program

12/9/20 AILA Doc. No. 20120830. DACA, Removal & Relief

December 9, 2020

USCIS issued an update stating that it will take “appropriate steps to provide evidence of the one-year extensions of deferred action and employment authorization documents under DACA to individuals who were issued documentation on or after July 28, 2020, with a one-year validity period under the defunct policy.” This update replaces the previous reference to the “Wolf Memorandum” with “defunct policy.”

December 7, 2020

USCIS announced that in response to the December 4, 2020, court order reinstating DACA, effective December 7, 2020, USCIS will accept first-time requests for consideration of deferred action under DACA based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017. USCIS will also accept DACA renewal requests; applications for advance parole documents; extend one-year grants of deferred action under DACA to two years; and extend one-year EADs under DACA to two years.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20120830.