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DACA is fully reinstated

By December 8, 2020No Comments

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on December 7, 2020 that they will be accepting new DACA applications, advance parole applications, and re-issuing work permits that were originally issued for 1-year to 2-year work permits.

This change is significant for hundreds of thousands of undocumented high school students, college students, and those in the workforce who need and depend on DACA to study and work. However, USCIS has indicated that they will process new applications and advance parole applications so long as the court ruling from December 4th remains in place unless the Department of Homeland Security seeks relief from the order.

If you believe you qualify for DACA and/or have questions, please contact a trusted immigration attorney, non-profit community organization, or Department of Justice Accredited Representative before you apply for DACA. You can find additional resources here.

You can also contact ABIC’s Director of Legal Services, Irakere Picon at

Who can apply?

  • Arrived in the U.S. on or before June 15, 2007
  • Present in the US on June 15, 2012
  • Must be at least 16 and no older than 30 to apply
  • No felony, significant misdemeanor, multiple misdemeanor convictions
  • No departures from the U.S. since June 15, 2012 without advance parole.


You can also find additional information at United We Dream (The Top 5 Things You Should Know About DACA Being Restored)