July 16th, 2021
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Texas federal court Judge Hanen published his opinion on the DACA case, which challenged the legality of the DACAprogram. Judge Hanen’s opinion is that DACA is not a lawful program, but for now will all ow those with existing DACA to continue to renew. No initial applications will be granted at this time. *This was something the Supreme court did not rule on back in June 2020*
If you currently have DACA, your status is still valid. Initials that are already granted and renewals will continue to be valid for now. Don’t fall out of status. If your DACA expires soon, renew now!
If you have a first-time initial DACA request at USCIS, Judge Hanen ruled that USCIS can no longer grant DACA to new applicants. If your request was pending at USCIS and NOT granted yet, then your filing will be frozen, meaning that it will not be processed until further notice.
It’s important that Congress pass permanent solutions for people with DACA, without DACA, TPS holders, farmworkers, essential workers and our family members. If you’re a DACA recipient, know that you are valid regardless of what the courts say. Check in on your DACA friends today.
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Public Charge Rule
USCIS stopped applying the Public Charge Final Rule to all pending applications and petitions on March 9, 2021. USCIS removed content related to the now outdated 2019 Public Charge Final Rule from the affected USCIS forms and has posted updated versions of the current forms.