In response to the June 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision that the DACA program had not been properly terminated by the Trump Administration, President Donald Trump has announced he will be instituting a comprehensive review of the program. During that review, current DACA beneficiaries will be able to renew their statuses for one year, he said.
However, during this period, no new applications will be accepted by DHS, the Administration said. Moreover, absent exceptional circumstances, Advance Parole will not be issued to any DACA beneficiaries. This is notwithstanding the fact that on July 17, 2020, following the Supreme Court ruling, a federal court in Maryland ordered DHS to start processing new applications along with renewals. The Administration apparently has chosen not to comply. The California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, one of those who spearheaded the original DACA case, has said he will go back to court.
The comprehensive review of DACA being proposed by the Administration will take place over a 60- to 100-day period. This could very well mean that any decision will not come down until after the November election (unless Congress acts).
Jackson Lewis attorneys are available to assist you with questions and strategies to deal with the current DACA situation.