Last month, the Supreme Court held that the Trump administration improperly ended the DACA program, and that the program could continue. On July 17, a federal judge ruled that DACA must be restored to its full, “pre-September 5, 2017 status.” Despite the order, USCIS has said that it is currently reviewing the decision. It is unclear whether USCIS will begin accepting new DACA applications soon or if it plans to appeal the ruling. On Tuesday, several DACA recipients filed a lawsuit in New York federal court over the government’s refusal to process new applications after the Supreme Court ruling.
USCIS announced that starting in January 2021, it will replace the sticker that is currently issued to lawful permanent residents to extend the validity of their Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card (PRC or “Green Card”), with a revised Form I-797, Notice of Action, for Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. The revised I-797 receipt notice, together with an applicant’s PRC, will serve as temporary evidence of lawful permanent resident status for 12 months from the expiration date on the face of the PRC.
Harris teases immigration agenda green cards for daca and tps recipients shorter waits for citizenship
Politico reports that yesterday, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris told Univision’s Ilia Calderón that the incoming administration will focus on decreasing wait times to obtain citizenship, granting green cards to immigrants protected by TPS and DACA, and adding immigration judges to decrease backlogs in immigration court. Harris teased a sweeping immigration reform bill that her and President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration plans to introduce.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS is extending flexibilities that were previously announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to…
As a result of class action litigation in Vangala v. USCIS challenging USCIS’s No Blank Space” policy, USCIS has agreed to stop implementing the rejection policy for asylum…