Due to a recent law suit regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a federal judge has ruled that USCIS must continue the program while the lawsuit is pending a decision. As such, USCIS released a preliminary injunction on January 13, 2018 announcing it will be accepting renewal applications for existing DACA holders and for anyone who had DACA but could not renew due to the end of the DACA program (we wrote about it before too).
Please note that this is a temporary situation and could change at any time.
What this means for you:
You had DACA but could not renew, so your DACA has expired:
You may file a new application here.
You have DACA but it is expiring soon:
We recommend you file for a renewal four (4) to five (5) months before your DACA is expires. Four to five months allows you to receive your new work permit before the previous one expires and is thereby a good rule of thumb.
You have never had DACA but think you might qualify:
USCIS is not accepting new applications at this time.
If you have any questions regarding qualifications, please visit the official USCIS website for more information or contact our office at (626) 795-8886.