On March 5, a federal district court judge ruled that the government cannot use information provided through the DACA program for enforcement (removal) purposes, unless the government requests permission from the court on a case-by-case basis if there is a national security, public safety or public interest issue. However, a federal judge would determine this, if it should occur.
Latest news: May 7, 2018
Previous Court Rulings
April 24, 2018
On April 24, 2018, a federal district court judge ruled that the government would need to continue the DACA program as it was before.
However, the ruling does not go into effect immediately and it is not final. The government has 90 days to provide better reasoning for its decision to rescind DACA.
So for now, the government still has to process DACA renewal applications, but will not accept new applications or applications for Advance Parole (to travel outside the country).
January 9, 2018
On January 9, 2018, a federal district court judge ruled that the U.S. government has to provisionally continue the DACA program. A second court agreed with this ruling on February 13, 2018. This impacts only current DACA recipients. If you are not a current DACA recipient, you are ineligible to apply for relief.
These rulings are not permanent. This is an ongoing court case and the rulings only provides temporary relief while the legal process continues.