On December 4, 2020, a New York court ordered the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Accordinly, effective December 7, 2020, USCIS is accepting first-time requests for DACA based on the terms of the original DACA policy. USCIS is also accepting DACA renewal requests and applications for advance parole. In addition, USCIS is extending one-year grants of deferred action under DACA to two years and extend one-year employment authorization documents under DACA to two years.
USCIS will provide evidence of the one-year extensions of deferred action and employment authorization to individuals who were issued documentation with a one-year validity period. USCIS will comply with the court order, but may challenge it.
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