On July 16, 2021, a U.S. district court in Texas ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful. This decision was in response to an anti-immigrant lawsuit led by Texas and other states challenging the DACA program’s legality.
What this means: The federal government is blocked from approving any new first-time DACA applications. Applications can be submitted to USCIS, but as of now, they can't be approved.
IMPORTANT: People who already have DACA can continue to submit renewal applications and their applications will be processed. We encourage anyone who is eligible to renew their DACA to do so.
What happens now: 1) President Biden said he will appeal the decision. 2) In addition, his administration is taking steps to formalize DACA. However, what we really need is for Congress to pass a law. This is something you can help with!
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This decision is very disappointing but we will not give up!
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