Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Is Still Availableby David McKeen
After the Supreme Court decision there was a lot of confusion about whether the DACA from 2012 was still in effect. A clarification was issued as written bellow.
The Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas on June 23, 2016, does not affect the existing 2012 policy regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Individuals who meet the 2012 DACA guidelines may continue to come forward and file an initial or renewal request for DACA under those guidelines. For more information, see uscis.gov/daca.
The Supreme Court decision does, however, mean that the court injunction prohibiting implementation of DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and expanded DACA remains in effect.
This means that DACA from 2012 is still indeed in effect and that the new ruling does not change anything in regards to how DACA from 2012 is interpreted. You should consult an attorney if you think that you can benefit from this clarification or call our office.