USCIS Ordered to Resume Accepting Requests to Renew DACA Applications

Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to end the program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as child – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). However, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, USCIS continued to not accept new applications.

On July 17, 2020, a Federal Court in Maryland ruled that USCIS must continue operating the DACA program and accept new applications. While USCIS has yet to respond to the federal court’s order, USCIS subtly updated their website – which, as of Thursday, stated that it was only accepting DACA renewal applications – to note “the information on this page is out of date.”

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