DACA UPDATE: Despite SCOTUS Decision USCIS Will Reject New DACA Applications and Limit Renewals to One Year
Yesterday, DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf issued a memo, “Reconsideration of the June 15, 2012 Memorandum Entitled ‘Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children,’” noting that in response to the Supreme Court’s decision, he is rescinding the 2017 and 2018 memoranda that rescinded DACA. Pending the Acting Secretary’s full reconsideration of the DACA policy, per the memo, DHS will:
- reject all pending and future initial requests for DACA;
- reject all pending and future applications for advance parole absent exceptional circumstances;
- and shorten the period of renewed deferred action granted pursuant to the DACA policy after the issuance of the memorandum to one year.
The full July 28, 2020 memo can be read here:
Link to Attorney General William Barr June 30, 2020 letter to DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf letter advising he has withdrawn all legal memorandum from prior administration regarding the legality of DACA and related deferred-action policies: