On February 9, 2018, Congress passed another short-term funding bill, which will keep the federal government operating through March 23. While the bill included an agreement to raise overall funding levels, we were disappointed that it did not address DACA. The Senate is scheduled to consider immigration legislation addressing DACA, and related issues, the week of February 12. We will continue urging Congress to ensure, at a minimum, that DACA protections are codified in law, and we hope the Senate and House will quickly reach a bipartisan agreement that provides certainty to these talented men and women who offer our country so much promise.
In the meantime, pursuant to a court order issued January 9, 2018, the DACA program remains in effect subject to the restrictions laid out by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in this January 13 guidance. As that guidance states, USCIS is now accepting requests to renew grants of deferred action under DACA. USCIS is not, however, accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA.
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full text of January 9, 2018 court order
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) January 13 Guidance