USCIS to Accept New DACA Applications as of December 7, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a statement on December 7, 2020, confirming that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be accepting new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Applications (DACA). DHS released this statement following a ruling by Judge Nicholas Garaufis with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

In addition to accepting new applications, DHS indicated that they will be accepting DACA renewal requests, accepting applications for advanced parole which would allow DACA recipients to travel in and out of the United States, extending one-year grant for DACA recipients to two-years, and extending one-year of employment authorization documents (EAD) to two-years.

If you have any questions related to DACA or whether you qualify for DACA, contact our office at (201) 987-0036 for a free consultation.