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DHS Will Reject Initial DACA Applications

Contrary to what was expected based on the outcome of the recent court case, Casa de Maryland v. Department of Homeland Security, DHS issued a statement today that it will make the following changes to DACA immediately:

  • Reject all initial requests for DACA and associated applications for Employment Authorization Documents;
  • Reject new and pending requests for advanced parole absent exceptional circumstances; and,
  • Limit the period of renewed deferred action granted pursuant to the DACA policy after the issuance of this memorandum to one year.

Read the full announcement from DHS here on DACA here.