Earlier this week, Congressman Henry Cuellar, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Defense, released the following statement regarding the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announcement that it is once again accepting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal applications:
“I am pleased to see that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is once again accepting DACA renewal applications,” said Congressman Cuellar. “These people arrived to the United States as children, through no fault of their own, and who have been productive members of society who deserve a pathway to citizenship. I encourage individuals to take this opportunity to renew their applications if they are eligible. Moving forward, I will continue to work in a bipartisan manner to find long-term solutions for members of our communities.”
Individuals who were previously granted deferred action under DACA may request renewal by filing Form I-821D (PDF), Form I-765 (PDF), and Form I-765 Worksheet (PDF), with the appropriate fee or approved fee exemption request, at the USCIS designated filing location, and in accordance with the instructions to the Form I-821D (PDF) and Form I-765 (PDF). USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA. USCIS will not accept or approve advance parole requests from DACA recipients.
If you previously received DACA and your DACA expired on or after Sept. 5, 2016, you may still file your DACA request as a renewal request.
USCIS recommends 90 to 120 days to process renewal applications, but renewal time could take longer. You can start your application here.