DACA Practice Update December 2020

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On November 14, 2020, a U.S. District Court found that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memorandum issued in July 2020 limiting the DACA program was invalid.  This decision restored the DACA program to its original 2012 form and opened up the possibility for first-time applicants, restored two-year renewals, and allowed for DACA recipients to submit advance parole applications. 

These two resources break down the Court orders for advocates and answers commonly asked questions about the DACA program in light of the new court decision. These were prepared in partnership with the National Immigration Law Center (NILC).