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As a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or someone who has benefited from the program, you may be concerned about the future of DACA and the potential changes that could impact your status. In this article, we’ll explore the current developments surrounding DACA and discuss the implications for its future. Keep reading!

DACA’s Current State

Recent Legal Challenges

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision on October 5, 2022, stating that the 2012 DACA policy is unlawful. While the court allowed current DACA recipients to renew their grants and work authorization, it halted the processing of first-time applications. This decision raises questions about the long-term legality of the program.

Policy Updates

On October 31, 2022, the DACA Rule replaced the 2012 DACA memo, maintaining the validity of current grants and advance parole. Renewal applications are now governed by the DACA Rule, which introduced a fee structure of $495 for the application process.

Legislative Efforts

There have been ongoing efforts to provide a more permanent solution for DACA recipients through legislation. Various bills, such as the Dream Act, have been proposed to give DACA recipients a pathway to citizenship, with no success thus far.

Implications For DACA Recipients

The recent court decision allows current DACA holders to continue benefiting from the program. Work permits, Social Security numbers, and other associated benefits remain valid. However, individuals with expired DACA for over a year can’t renew their status.

Resources For Staying Informed

To stay updated on the most recent developments regarding DACA, consider the following resources

  • U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (USCIS) Website: Regularly check the USCIS website for official updates on DACA policies and procedures.
  • Immigration Advocacy Organizations: Many organizations provide reliable information, resources, and advocacy efforts related to DACA.
  • Consult With An Immigration Attorney: Seek guidance from a seasoned immigration attorney who can explain the legal implications of DACA changes.

Contact The Presti Law Firm: We Protect DACA Recipient’s Rights

Every DACA recipient or beneficiary should stay informed and understand their rights. Unfortunately, you face the challenge of navigating ever-changing policies and evolving legal proceedings. It’s only natural to feel frustrated.

At The Presti Law Firm, we comprehend the uncertainty that DACA recipients are dealing with. That’s why we strive to provide reliable legal counsel and support to help you determine the best path forward. Our compassionate immigration attorneys have the experience and resources to guide you through every step. Don’t let the fear of the unknown keep you from taking action— contact The Presti Law Firm today.