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USCIS Implements DHS Guidance on DACA

by | Aug 26, 2020 | Immigration |

USCIS has finally announced the implementation of the new DACA guidelines. Effective immediately, USCIS will:

  • Reject all initial DACA applications when the requestor has never been granted DACA in the past,
  • DACA renewal requests will continue to be accepted and processed, but only issued for one year at a time (insead of two),
  • DACA renewal requests must be submitted within 150 days of the benefit’s expiration date; applications will be rejected if filed more than 150 days prior to the expiration,
  • Advance parole (travel permit) applications will be accepted, but will only be granted for “urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.”