On July 28, 2020, the Trump administration released a memorandum requiring U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to reject all DACA applications from individuals who have never had DACA, shorten the DACA grant period from 2 years to 1 year, and reject all advance parole applications from DACA recipients unless they are for exceptional circumstances. The memorandum indicates that USCIS will reject all initial DACA applications that have already been filed and return them with the filing fee. These policy announcements are effective immediately.
This development is very troubling as it comes immediately following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in June to reinstate the DACA program. The policies announced by the administration will likely be challenged in court, and we will continue to provide updates as they occur. Current DACA recipients are still able to renew their DACA and should speak with an immigration attorney or accredited representative if they have questions about the renewal application or process. The Sacramento FUEL Network offers free DACA legal services and consultations for Sacramento residents. Individuals can call 916-446-7901 to request an appointment for DACA renewal services or a consultation about immigration options.
The Sacramento FUEL Network provides immigration legal services, community education, and trainings.