DACA is a policy that allows certain individuals who meet program requirements to request a grant of deferred action. Individuals who are granted DACA status are able to renew their grant and are eligible for work authorization.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
New Developments with DACA
On July 16, 2021, a Federal District Court in the case of Texas v. United States limited the DACA policy and declared it unlawful. As such, DHS will continue to accept the filing of both initial and renewal DACA requests, as well as accompanying requests for employment authorization. However, DHS is prohibited from granting initial DACA requests and accompanying requests for employment authorization. DHS, though, will continue to grant or deny renewal DACA requests, according to existing policy.