Update: On October 5, 2022, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in the Texas v United States case. In their decision, the Fifth Circuit agreed with Texas and found that the DACA policy is unlawful but sent the case back to the Southern District of Texas to consider the recently issued final DACA rule. The Fifth Circuit maintained the court order allowing those who are eligible to continue to renew their DACA and apply for advance parole while the case is pending. More changes and updates are expected soon. Learn more at https://www.ilrc.org/daca-updates-faq.
In July 2021, a ruling from a Federal District Court in Texas has put initial DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) applications on hold. They can still be submitted, but cannot be approved until a higher court changes this. This also affects initial DACA applications that have already been submitted-- they are also on hold for now.
Renewal DACA applications can still be filed and approved. Renewals can now be submitted online!
For questions or support with DACA, please see our list of legal organizations who offer free and low-cost services to residents in San Mateo County.