Today, December 4, 2020, U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis in Brooklyn announced that he is fully restoring DACA to when it was first implemented by the Obama administration.
This means that individuals can apply for DACA for this first time, renew their DACA for 2 years and apply for advance parole.
His decision comes after finding that the acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was given his position unlawfully, which vacates the memo he drafted in July.
Judge Garaufis has ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to announce publicly on Monday that they will be accepting first time applications and ensure that work permits are valid for 2 years.
The past couple of years have been dark for our immigrant community under the Trump administration and it is exciting to see that things are finally turning around.
Today we celebrate and tomorrow we continue the fight!
If you have questions about DACA, we are more than happy to help. We will be offering FREE consultations with an attorney from December 7- December 11, 2020. This is the time to take action. Call us at 213.200.1505 to schedule your appointment.