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The Latest Updates to the DACA Program and What They Mean for Recipients

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Significant changes have occurred to the program in the past few weeks. Our California Immigration attorneys break down the program's current state and what the future may hold for recipients.

The Appeals Court Ruling

On October 5, 2022, a federal appeals court affirmed a 2021 lower court decision that deemed the program illegal. However, the three-judge panel allowed current DACA recipients to renew their status — essentially keeping the program's status unchanged, but its future uncertain.

What Does This Mean for DACA Recipients?

On Friday, October 14, 2022, A federal judge in Texas extended an order temporarily allowing hundreds of thousands of young immigrants enrolled in a program to work and study in the U.S. without fear of being deported.

According to U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the ruling does not affect current grants of DACA and related Employment Authorization Documents. Based on the court's order and the ongoing partial stay, the USCIS will continue to process DACA renewal requests, employment authorization requests, and advance parole requests for current DACA recipients. They will not process initial DACA requests.

The Future of DACA

The future of DACA is still very much up in the air. The Supreme Court may take up the case, ultimately deciding DACA's fate. It's also possible that Congress could pass legislation to save DACA or create a new program with similar protections. DACA recipients should continue to monitor the situation and consult with an immigration attorney to see how these latest developments may affect them.

Uncertain About What Happens Next? Let Us Answer Your Question

Our experienced attorneys at Yekrangi & Associates are here to help you understand your DACA status and what other options may be available to you. We offer a free consultation where we will review your case and answer any questions that you may have about DACA or your immigration status.

Schedule your consultation today by calling (949) 478-4963 or filling out this form.

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