DACA UPDATE: July 2021
On July 16, 2021, Judge Andrew Hanen of the state of Texas ordered the DACA program to be partially ended.
- NEW APPLICATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE APPROVED
- RENEWALS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD
- THE RULING GOES INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY
A) If you have DACA right now, YOU ARE STILL PROTECTED AND WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE RENEWING FOR NOW.
B) If you are eligible for DACA but have never applied, DHS can still accept your application BUT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROCESS IT.
C) According to USCIS, if you have DACA right now, you are able to REQUEST AND RECEIVE ADVANCE PAROLE.
D) If your application for renewals is already being processed, YOUR RENEWAL SHOULD CONTINUE AS NORMAL.
E) If your first-time application has not been approved as of Friday, July 16, 2021, DHS WILL NOT APPROVE YOUR REQUEST. Only initial applications approved as of July 16, 2021 will be processed.
F) If you submit a DACA request more than one year since your last grant of DACA expired or after your most recent DACA grant was terminated (at any time), YOUR REQUEST IS CONSIDERED AN INITIAL REQUEST, NOT A RENEWAL, pursuant to preexisting USCIS policy.
WE CALL ON THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN & DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS TO DELIVER A PATH TO PERMANENT RESIDENCY NOW!
We call on the United States Congress to secure a legislative path to permanent residency for DACA recipients, TPS beneficiaries, Farm Workers, First responders, Health & Essential workers!
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU
CARECEN SF has been advocating for immigrant rights throughout our 35 year history. We will continue to work for migrants locally and nationally. If you are a DACA recipient and need help processing your renewal application, please contact us at (415) 642-4400 and ask for a consultation.
DACA UPDATE: January 2021
DACA is Back:
- YES – New applicants are being accepted
- YES – Advance Parole is open
- YES – Renewals are continuing
- YES – Work permits and deportation protections are granted for a 2 years period
Waiting on Federal Judge Ruling:
- A Federal Judge from Texas held a hearing on the legality of DACA in December 2020
- The judge has yet to publish an opinion regarding DACA
- The judge’s ruling could come any day. DACA remains unstable until we hear from this judge
January 20th Executive Action “Preserving and Fortifying DACA”:
- President Biden’s memo orders the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, to take all actions he deems appropriate to preserve and fortify DACA
The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021:
- The long-term plan is to rebuild the immigration system
- The Biden-Harris Administration shared their plan, The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which includes a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients and their families
- U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) will introduce the bill in the Senate. Now it’s in Congress’ hands to introduce the bill and pass it through until it’s signed into law
What to do
- Call our main office at (415) 642-4400 to schedule a renewal consultation or to apply for the first time. We will help you with the application process and any questions you may have.
- If you need financial help, we may have referrals.
Join us in Saving DACA
- Sign up to receive our eNewsletter and follow us on our social media channels. We will keep you informed of the latest developments and actions you can take to help save DACA as well as to demand legal status to all immigrants.
More Information about DACA
Visit the websites of these organizations to find more information about understanding the Supreme Court’s decision and to learn more about DACA:
DACA Update: January 2018
5 Key Points About the Trump Administration’s Plan to End DACA
On September 5, 2017 President Trump announced the “phasing out” of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Below are “Five Key Points” that are important to know about the announcement. We recommend that you get an immigration consultation from a non-pro t community agency and/or an immigration attorney to determine how this announcement will affect your immigration case. Please be aware of unscrupulous legal advisors when reviewing your immigration options.
- 1. Your DACA is valid until its expiration date. DACA and work permits will remain valid until their expiration date. To determine when your DACA and work permit expires, look at your I-797 Approval Notice or at the bottom of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
- 2 No new DACA applications will be accepted after September 5, 2017. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will no longer accept or process rst-time applications submitted after September 5, 2017. USCIS will continue to process properly led pending DACA initial requests that have been accepted by September 5, 2017.
- 3 You have until October 5, 2017 to renew your DACA application and work permit if your permit expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. If you have a work permit that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, USCIS must receive your two-year DACA renewal by October 5, 2017. Do not wait until the last day.
- 4 No new or pending applications for Advance Parole to travel abroad will be processed. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will no longer grant DACA recipients permission to travel abroad through Advance Parole. Any pending applications for advance parole will not be processed, and DHS will refund any associated fees.
- 5 DHS will generally honor previously approved applications for Advance Parole. DHS will generally honor the stated validity period for previously approved applications for Advance Parole. Nevertheless, CARECEN SF recommends it is best not to travel outside of the U.S. at this time.
In response to the announcement about DACA, CARECEN SF will be:
- Holding 2 daily “Charlas” (workshops) Monday-Friday 11am and 4pm at our Main Offices
- Promoting Know Your Rights information and responses to FAQ’s about this decision
- Launching a “Shame on You” campaign so DREAMERS and allies can flood the white house with postcards letting them know that we will RESIST
- Providing legal consultation for 100% of DACA beneficiaries and their families that walk through our doors, in order to screen for other potential forms of relief
- Immigration legal document processing support and filing for those who may qualify for other immigration programs
- We will continue to work with our local and national advocacy partners, elected officials and allies to expand protections, impact policies and ensure access to immigration legal services
- Produce bi-lingual and accessible information via social media, our website and other community based platforms
- Continue our work in Mesoamerica to inform, connect and advocate on behalf of migrants forced to leave, on their journey and in receiving countries.
- Continuing our commitment and advocacy to achieve a just, humane and dignified immigration system reform.
HUMAN MIGRATION IS A RIGHT!
Community members can connect with CARECEN SF’s:
- Immigration Legal Program
- Second Chance Youth Program & Tattoo Removal Clinic
- Family Wellness and Health Promotion Programs
- Advocacy, Community Building, and Leaderhip Development Activities
CARECEN SF empowers and responds to the needs, rights and aspirations of Latino, immigrant, and under-resourced families in the San Francisco Bay Area – building leadership to pursue self-determination and justice. Yesterday, today and tomorrow we will continue to affirm that we are #HereToStay #AquiNosQuedamos.