USCIS Announces the Resumption of DACA Renewal Processing

On January 13, 2018, based on a Federal court order, USCIS announced that it will resume the processing of DACA renewals. DACA policy will operate pursuant to the same terms as those that were in place before September 15, 2017, when it was rescinded.

It should be noted that the Trump administration is considering litigation to overturn the judge’s ruling. If it prevails, then DACA will expire in March 2018 unless Congress creates a new program. DACA is currently the linchpin of negotiations to pass a budget to run the government. If the budget is not passed by this Friday we could have a shutdown. Some lawmakers are advocating a separate bill for DACA to avoid such a calamity.