RMIAN is pleased to announce that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting applications for the renewal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). On January 9, 2018, the Federal District Court in San Francisco, California, ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to resume accepting and processing DACA renewal applications. On January 13, 2018, USCIS issued an announcement confirming that they will resume accepting applications to renew DACA for those who currently have or who previously held DACA. It is important to note that USCIS will not be accepting applications from individuals who have never before held DACA.
It is unknown how long USCIS will continue to accept DACA renewal applications, so individuals who wish to apply may want to do so quickly. Individuals who believe they may be eligible to apply to renew their DACA and who cannot afford a private attorney may contact the RMIAN's Children's Program for a free consultation by calling 303-433-2812. Individuals who can afford to are encouraged to consult with a licensed immigration attorney.