A Federal Judge in the Eastern District of New York made a powerful ruling on Friday, December 4th. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis ordered the Federal Government to begin accepting new DACA applications. (read the order here: DACAOrderDec5) The Judge went as far as to order the government to post on their webpage that they will begin accepting new DACA applications and he only gave them 3 calendar days to post the notice. The Judge also ordered USCIS to begin accepting advanced parole requests from those currently in the DACA program. While this is amazing news for potential DACA recipients and their familes, we must caution the government can always appeal the judge’s decision. Also, there is a federal case in Texas which may rule differntly on DACA. That case has a hearing on December 22, 2021. (read the order for a hearing here: DecHearingTexasCase
If you would like to see if you qualify for the DACA program please give us a call at 602-910-4040. Here is a detailed video from Abogado Ray talking about the Judge’s decision:
If you would like to know what documentation is needed to support your DACA application please watch this previous video (Espanol): Please note the caution to not apply was because we were expecting a negative decision from the Trump administration, but the ruling on December 4th vacated that negative decision that we were anticipating.
Here is the video in English: