DACA: Recent Developments


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.

18 Feb, 2021

Comprehensive immigration bill introduced in Congress

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, a comprehensive immigration reform bill, has been introduced in Congress, with provisions to fast-track eligible Dreamers for green cards and a pathway to citizenship.

4 Feb, 2021

Bipartisan DREAM Act introduced in Congress

The bipartisan DREAM Act has been introduced in Congress. The bill would give DACA beneficiaries an opportunity to apply for lawful permanent residence and eventually citizenship if they meet certain requirements.

20 Jan, 2021

Biden signs executive order promising to protect Dreamers

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on his first day in office promising to “preserve and fortify protections for Dreamers.”

22 Dec, 2020