New DACA applications or parole? Possibly.

Prior to today’s decision, DHS was processing DACA extensions, but not taking new applications or issuing DACA parole documents. Today’s Court decision should compel DHS to accept new applications and travel requests. Of course, today’s decision is one of many examples of DHS not doing what it should, so it’s not 100% certain it will take these filings.

Therefore, we recommend people interested in new DACA applications prepare to apply, but consider waiting for further guidance before actually filing. New applications filed before guidance is issued may be accepted, but it is less certain.

There is also a very good chance that DHS will try to rescind DACA, but will need time to follow proper procedures. Therefore, the window to file for DACA- new applications or extensions- may be limited. That is why we recommend preparing now, and filing as soon as it is possible.

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¿Nuevas solicitudes de DACA o permiso para salir del país? Posiblemente.

Antes de la decisión de hoy, DHS procesaba renovaciones de DACA, pero no aceptaba nuevas solicitudes ni emitía permisos para salir del país. La decisión del tribunal de hoy debe obligar al DHS a aceptar nuevas solicitudes de DACA y permisos para salir del país.

Por lo tanto, recomendamos a las personas interesadas en nuevas aplicaciones de DACA que se preparen para presentar una solicitud, pero consideren esperar por más información o por una guía de DHS antes de actuar. Es posible que DHS acepte nuevas solicitudes antes de que DHS comunique las instrucciones o emita una guía, pero aún es incierto.

También hay una muy buena posibilidad de que DHS intente anular DACA, pero necesitará tiempo para seguir los procedimientos adecuados. Por lo tanto, la ventana para presentar DACA (nuevas aplicaciones o renovaciones) puede ser limitada. Es por eso que recomendamos prepararse ahora y presentarlo tan pronto como sea posible.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the mandatory shelter-in-place order because of the COVID-19 virus, Bean + Lloyd is working outside the office until further notice. Despite the physical office being closed, our staff continues to work remotely, and we remain committed to our clients.

Our staff is available by phone, email, and text message and we are conducting all consultations and client appointments by phone.

We will be reaching out to all of our clients with upcoming hearings and USCIS interviews regarding possible postponements.

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