The final DACA rule is meant to replace the 2012 DACA Memo from DHS to further legitimize DACA in courts. However, it does not change the current status of DACA.
The Biden Administration has fallen short of its promise to “preserve and fortify” DACA, and has missed the opportunity to expand and update DACA to protect more undocumented youth. Instead, the rule maintains outdated eligibility cutoff dates that prevent most immigrant youth from accessing the program.
What happens to DACA recipients and DACA eligible youth?
Nothing has changed!
- If you have DACA right now: you are still protected and will be able to continue renewing for now.
- If you are eligible for DACA but have never applied: DHS can still accept your application but will NOT process it.
- If you are eligible and have applied, DHS will still not process your application, but we will update you if that changes.
- Advance Parole will remain open to DACA recipients.
DACA is still in danger!
We are still facing an upcoming decision from the Fifth Circuit, which could come out at any time now. We expect this will be a negative decision and be appealed to the Supreme Court. We must be ready to fight back!
We need permanent protection now more than ever!
President Biden needs to be bold in protecting DACA recipients and DACA eligible youth by defending our victory in court and pushing Congress to take action to pass permanent protections, like citizenship, for all undocumented people.
We won’t go back, We won’t back down!
Text “DACAINFO” to 877-877 to demand action RIGHT NOW and get the latest DACA updates!