DACA: Recent Developments

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13 Apr, 2022

Online filing for DACA renewals announced

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries can file renewal applications online.

3 Dec, 2021

Businesses, trade groups show strong support for DACA regulation, congressional action

The U.S. business community continues to show strong support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), with companies and trade organizations urging the Biden administration and Congress to take action to protect the program.

27 Sep, 2021

DHS to propose DACA regulation, beginning formal notice-and-comment process

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to publish a proposed regulation tomorrow to “preserve and fortify” Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

20 Sep, 2021

Proposed DACA regulation clears OMB review

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has completed its review of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposed rule to “preserve and fortify” Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

17 Sep, 2021

U.S. appeals DACA ruling, case now before Fifth Circuit

The U.S. Justice Department has appealed a federals judge's ruling that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not follow proper procedures when it created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012.

11 Aug, 2021

Proposed DACA regulation under OMB review

proposed rule that would “preserve and fortify” Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is under final White House review. The text of the rule is not yet available.

16 Jul, 2021

Judge vacates DACA memorandum, current beneficiaries not affected

A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the Obama administration did not follow proper procedures when it created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012. The ruling does not affect current DACA beneficiaries or their employment authorization.

26 Mar, 2021

DHS to propose a regulation to protect Dreamers

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced today that the agency will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking to preserve and fortify the DACA program.

18 Mar, 2021

House passes DACA bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), which would provide a streamlined process for DACA beneficiaries to apply for green cards and eventually citizenship.

5 Mar, 2021

CEOs sign letter to Congress supporting Dreamers

More than 100 companies and trade associations signed a letter to Congress in support of the DREAM Act of 2021, which would give Dreamers a legal pathway to permanent residency and eventually citizenship.

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