NewsFlash! Initial DACA and Advance Parole Applications to be Rejected, per DHS New Memo

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced this afternoon that it will reject all initial DACA and advance parole applications either already pending or future initial requests, and shorten new renewals to one-year validity period, instead of the two-year period. DHS issued a Memorandum further explaining its policy with regard to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Memorandum followed the June 28, 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that the Trump Administration’s attempt to end DACA was “arbitrary and capricious” which made such an attempt invalid under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).

In its Memorandum, DHS rescinded all previously issued Policy Memoranda regarding the administration of the DACA program and indicated that the agency needs to take more time to determine how the June 28, 2020, U.S. Supreme Court decision must be applied to it.

Murthy Law Firm will continue to monitor this important development and provide any update/s as they become available.


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