DACA program updates

Here is the latest information about the DACA program.


Crowd at DACA protest
Photo courtesy of Molly Adams

June 2020 – Supreme Court decision

On June 18, 2020, the US Supreme Court ruled to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) after the US administration tried to close it. The DACA program has allowed nearly 800,000 young people who came to the USA as children to stay legally.

What does this mean?

This Supreme Court decision means that protections for DACA recipients should continue. If you are in the DACA program, you can apply for renewal. If you are eligible for DACA, you should be able to apply.

However, the US government does not agree with the Supreme Court, and it still wants to end DACA. USCIS has not updated its page for DACA applications and renewals. If you think you are eligible to renew or apply for DACA, please find immigration legal help.

We will update this page as soon as there is more information. The Informed Immigrant website has more resources for DACA applicants and recipients about COVID-19 closures, renewals, and other updates.

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