Top 5 Things You Need to Know!

DACA is back! On Friday, December 4, 2020, a federal judge ruled in favor of DACA recipients and ordered the government to fully restore the original DACA program. If you have never had DACA and are eligible, now is the time to apply. Here are the most important things you need to know:

Court Orders Trump Administration to Reinstate DACA

A judge in New York has ruled once again in favor of DACA recipients! Trump has been using the courts to end the program as we know it, but today a judge has ordered the government to return DACA to its original form.

Here's what you need to know:

  1. DACA is Back!

    The order instructs the government to revert the DACA program back to its original form before the September 5, 2017 rescission memo!

  2. But What Does This Really Mean?

    • If you have never had DACA and are eligible, you can apply for the first time.
    • Advance Parole is back in its original form.
    • Anyone who received a 1-year renewal of their DACA will automatically have their protections extended to two years
    • DACA renewals for those who have DACA or have ever had DACA remain open 
  3. When Does This Happen?

    The judge's order is immediate. We recommend you consult a lawyer or trusted legal representative, so you can make the choice to apply for DACA for the first time or Advance Parole

  4. This is your window to apply for DACA if you can for the first time!

    This order is a victory, but we expect the Trump Administration to respond soon. We encourage you to consider applying for the first time or for advance parole if you can as soon as possible.

    • If you need financial assistance, visit Home Is Here for help and steps on how to apply for your initial or renewal DACA request.
    • Donate to help pay for DACA application fees and help immigrant youth stay protected! We can't let the ability to pay determine whether someone is protected.
      Visit DACA Renewal Fund to donate!
  5. DACA is still under threat.

    Not only will Trump respond to this decision, on December 22 a Texas court, led by Judge Hanen, will hear a case on the legality of DACA. If Judge Hanen rules against our communities after December 22, DACA would be at risk again. Text HomeIsHere to 877877 so we can make sure you get the latest updates.

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