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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

What You Should Know About DACA after the 5th Circuit decision

updated 10/11/2022

On October 5, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decided that the 2012 DACA program is illegal but allowed DACA holders to keep and receive extensions of their work authorization while the case goes on in the lower courts. The 5th Circuit sent the case back to the lower court to consider the Biden administration’s August 2022 DACA rule.

What does the decision mean for people who have DACA now?

The decision allows DACA holders to remain in DACA status, be protected from deportation and apply for extensions of DACA and work authorization while the case makes its way back to the Supreme Court. That means current DACA holders should continue to renew their DACA, but no new DACA applications can be granted at this time.

Beware of notarios or scammers

Beware of scammers promising that you will receive DACA status if you are an initial applicant. Find a reputable legal services provider near you.

Take Action, and Make Your Voice Heard!

Only Congress can provide DACA holders with permanent protection. Take action by telling your senators to provide permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for DACA holders and the millions of others who call America home: 1-888-204-8353.

What you can do now

Here are a few simple things you can do to help:

Renew DACA

United We Dream explains how to easily renew DACA in 2024. Check it out!

Join the fight to protect Dreamers.