DACA continues to be under threat.
The Texas v. United States DACA case will now be heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on July 6, 2022. This case was previously before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas where Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that DACA is unlawful.
- Renewals are still open right now
- First-time DACA filings will not be processed
- Advance parole for current DACA recipients is still available
Renewals can be submitted online!
On April 12, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that DACA renewals can now be filed online. Current DACA recipients must first create a USCIS online account in order to file Forms I-821D (DACA) and I-765 (Work permit) online. The online account provides a quick and easy method of submitting forms, paying fees, and tracking the status of USCIS applications. Initial DACA filings are not being processed at this time.