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USCIS Issues Statement on DACA Court Decision in Texas v. United States

Pursuant to the July 16, 2021 Order issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Texas v. United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will continue to accept the filing of both initial and renewal DACA requests as well as accompanying requests for employment authorization filed on Form I-765. However, the DHS is prohibited and enjoined from granting initial DACA requests and accompanying requests for employment authorization.


All individuals whose DACA requests were granted prior to this decision will continue to have and be eligible to renew DACA, and to request and receive employment authorization and advance parole, consistent with the court’s order. The USCIS has announced that it will provide additional specific operational guidance in the coming days.

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