On June 18, 2020, The Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision allowing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to continue, at least in the interim, while the Trump administration decides how it wishes to proceed in again potentially challenging the programs validity. The Supreme Court did not determine whether the President could end the DACA program, it simply ruled that the Administration did not follow the correct manner in which to end the program.
While the current administration decides the future of DACA, they released a memorandum dated July 28, 2020 providing the following:
· No new initial requests for DACA consideration will be accepted by the USCIS;
· Advance parole applications should be granted to current DACA recipients only in exceptional circumstances, and
· Renewals of DACA will now only be valid for one year and not two.
Our office will continue to monitor these DACA developments as they arise.