DACA / TPS

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DACA Update!

July 28, 2020 — The Trump administration issued a memo with significant changes to the DACA program including a rejection of new applications. This decision is new and we are still learning about the implications.

June 18, 2020 — The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision finding that the Trump administration’s termination of DACA was (1) judicially reviewable and (2) done in an arbitrary and capricious way that violated federal law. 

Summary

  1. USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew your DACA status.
  2. If you were previously granted deferred action under DACA you may still request renewal. However, the administration has said renewals will only be for one year. Renewal forms:
    1. Form I-821D:
    2. Form I-765:
    3. Form I-765 Worksheet:
  3. Applicants for renewal must pay the appropriate $495 fee or approved fee exemption request & file your DACA renewal at a USCIS designated location.
  4. The administration has said that only advanced parole applications that meet “exceptional circumstances” will be considered. We are still learning what this means.
  5. The administration has said that new DACA applications will be rejected.
  6. Please consult a lawyer if you have any questions on any specific case.
  7. Finally, this underscores the need for Congress to pass a permanent solution to protect Dreamers. We need a clean !

Adapted from the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) Twitter Thread.

More resources:

  1. Frequently Asked Questions – National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
  2. USCIS & DACA Renewals – What you need to know – NILC & United We Dream

Organizations that will help pay for your DACA fee

Organization Name Website
   
Mission Asset Fund MAF DACA Application Fee
YMCA Boulder Colorado DACA Project | email: daca@ymcabv.org • 303-664-5455 x9999
League of United Latin American Citizens LULAC DACA Scholarship
   
United We Dream United We Dream | email: info@unitedwedream.org
   
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) www.chirla.org | Contact CHIRLA at 1 – (888) 624-4752
Crowdsourcing Search YouCaring for DACA crownfunds

DACA LOAN PROGRAMS

 
Self-Help Federal Credit Union DACA Loan Application
Fitzsimons Credit Union (Aurora, CO) DACA Loan Application

Resources for Higher Education:

Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Updates: What you need to know!

  • Sudan: TPS for Sudan is extended until January 4, 2021, however the future of the program is pending a federal court decision.
  • Nicaragua: TPS for Nicaragua is extended until January 4, 2021, however the future of the program is pending a federal court decision.
  • Nepal: TPS for Nepal remains in effect, however the future of the program is pending a federal court decision.
  • Haiti: TPS for Haiti is extended until January 4, 2021, however the future of the program is pending a federal court decision.
  • El Salvador: TPS for El Salvador is extended until January 4, 2021, however the future of the program is pending a federal court decision
  • Honduras: TPS for Honduras remains in effect, however the future of the program is pending a federal court decision.
  • South Sudan: TPS for South Sudan is extended until November 2, 2020. The next decision date will be September 3, 2020.
  • Syria: TPS for Syria is extended through November 2, 2020.
  • Yemen: TPS for Yemen is extended through September 3, 2021.
  • Somalia: TPS for Somalia is extended through September 17, 2021.

For more information and resources: BPS: We Dream Together or visit USCIS – TPS by Country