On November 14, 2020, a federal district court held that the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security was not lawfully serving as Acting Secretary when he issued the July 28, 2020 memorandum which limited the provisions of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As a result, the court ruled that the memorandum was invalid.
On December 7, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security issued a DACA Update that stated the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is doing the following:
- Accepting first-time requests for consideration of deferred action under DACA based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017;
- Accepting DACA renewal requests based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017;
- Accepting applications for advance parole documents based on the terms of the DACA policy prior to September 5, 2017;
- Extending one-year grants of deferred action under DACA to two years; and
- Extending one-year employment authorization documents under DACA to two years.
The Miramar Dreamer Resource Center Team is available to assist them and answer any questions they may have regarding this Update. In addition, the Dreamer Resource Center Staff can assist students by connecting them to free or low cost legal services and potential funding sources for the application fee.
Contact information for the Dreamer Resource Center is:
DREAMERS Webpage: sdmiramar.edu/campus/dreamers-support-services