On August 24, 2022, the Biden administration finalized a formal rule for the DACA program that replaces the 2012 DACA Memo that created the program. The final rule is scheduled to go into effect on October 31, 2022. However, this final rule does not impact the current status of DACA. If you currently have DACA, you are still protected and you may continue to apply for renewals. If you have applied for renewal already, your application for renewal should continue to be processed as before. If you are eligible for DACA but never applied, DHS can still accept your application but will not be able to grant it. Importantly, the new rule does not expand the eligibility criteria for DACA, so even when it goes into effect no new individuals will be eligible for DACA who weren’t before.
The DACA program is still being considered by the courts and the situation can change, so we recommend that you check the USCIS website regularly. United We Dream also offers resources about applying for DACA here.