U.S. again accepting DACA renewal requests
U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services has resumed accepting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewal requests as a result of a federal court order, the office announced Saturday.
Until further notice, the office said, it will operate as it did before Sept. 5, 2017, when the Trump administration announced plans to rescind the DACA program.
The court order, issued Tuesday by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, said protections against deportation for DACA recipients can’t be rescinded while lawsuits against the Trump administration’s decision are still pending.
It was unclear at the time, The Washington Post reported, when DACA recipients could begin applying for renewal of their work permits as a result of the court order.
While people who were previously granted deferred action under DACA can request to renew their status, the office said it isn’t taking new applications for the DACA program.