Trump admin resumes accepting DACA renewals after court order

Lester Mason
January 14, 2018

Young undocumented immigrants, known as "Dreamers", rally outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Provide for reforms and resources to address the current backlog and management in the federal immigration court system.

Renewal applications will, however, only be accepted from people who previously received DACA and whose deferred action had expired on or after September 5, 2016.

The USCIS announcement comes on the heels of U.S. District Judge William Alsup's issuance on Tuesday of a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration's effort to rescind the program.

"Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on September 5, 2017", U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a part of DHS, wrote on its website Saturday. The White House has yet to come to an agreement with Congress over what type of program should replace it.

USCIS will only be accepting renewal applications from people previously approved for the DACA program.

It's a position hundreds of thousands of Californians find themselves in.

Provide a long-term permanent legislative solution for persons with protection under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. "So for those of you who have had DACA and need to renew it they will be accepting it", Yasser Sanchez, a Mesa immigration lawyer posted in a live Facebook video.

Former DACA recipients whose grant expired before that date cannot request a renewal, but they can file a new request, the agency said.

Salinas says she just got a job as a substitute teacher in New Haven with her DACA status.

"This demonstrates the power of advocacy of these committed young people and the Americans who support them", said Maciel Jacques, legal services program manager at Catholic Charities of the East Bay. "So great great news for DACA that we will now be able to do DACA renewals".

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