Recent Updates on DACA

On Friday, 12/4/20, the federal district court in Batalla v. Trump ruled that the current administration must restore DACA to its original terms. Under the new decision, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must: (a) accept initial applications for DACA for eligible applicants; (b) accept applications to travel internationally for educational and other grounds; and (c) restore existing work permits to 2 years, up from 1.

USCIS officially updated its DACA page as of Monday, 12/7/20. There is a distinct possibility that the federal government will appeal the decision, though there is a question as to how much will change before the incoming Biden administration. In the meantime, United We Dream is providing a continuously updated resource page for DACA-eligible individuals and the people that support them.