The RAICES Toolkit and FAQ can answer many of the questions you may have about DACA!
Looking to renew? Check out the ILRC tutorial video on DACA renewals!
Need help with USCIS DACA filing fees? RAICES also provides fee scholarships.
Wondering what the Supreme Court's ruling means for DACA?
The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued an order in Casa de Maryland v. Dept. of Homeland Security on July 17, 2020, restoring DACA to its pre-rescission status. This decision goes beyond the Supreme Court's June 18 determination that the DACA rescission was unlawful; it explicitly enjoins the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, from implementing or enforcing the rescission. In light of these rulings, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, should accept initial DACA applications from those who have never held DACA as well as requests for advance parole. At this time, USCIS has yet to issue guidance or confirm that it will process such filings in compliance with these court decisions.
To assist you in analyzing the relative risks and benefits and advising clients who wish to proceed despite the current uncertainty, CLINIC has updated its practice advisory on filing DACA applications. CLINIC will monitor the situation and update the network if USCIS issues guidance or other communication about filing initial DACA requests or about another attempt to rescind the program.