Researched by Sean Kane
On Saturday, January 13, 2018, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services announced that it would resume accepting requests to renew grants of deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This action comes from a federal court order made on January 9, 2018 in response to the Trump administration’s recession of the program. The DACA program will continue to operate on the same terms before its recession on September 5, 2017.
USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never been granted deferred action under DACA. If you previously received DACA and your DACA expired on or after September 5, 2017, you may still file your DACA request as a renewal request. If you previously received DACA and your DACA expired before September 5, 2017 or your DACA was previously terminated at any time, you cannot request DACA as a renewal, but may file a new initial DACA request.
USCIS plans to release additional information.