DACA Update

Earlier this year, three federal judges ordered the current administration to continue the DACA program and provided the Department of Homeland Security 90 days to present an appeal with proof that the program lacks authority.

During this period, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed accepting renewal requests for DACA. For information about the DACA renewal process, please visit their website. USCIS is no longer accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA.

Last month, a lawsuit to end DACA was filed by Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Federal Court has rejected a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against DACA and ordered the federal government several deadlines for the case.

The Chamber has been working to garner support in the House for a discharge petition in an effort to force a vote on proposed legislation to prevent the deportation of Dreamers. This week’s vote in the House on two immigration bills that consider new immigration restrictions and funds for President Trump’s border wall proposal are highly contentious. We believe the best solution is Reps. Hurd and Aguilar’s bipartisan bill The USA Act.