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A Federal Judge ruled late Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, that USCIS must fully restore DACA. This means that DACA renewals will continue, but back to it's 2 year duration, and that new eligible applicants can now apply. Also those in DACA status are now again eligible to apply for a travel document known as an advance parole. Below are there qualifications for DACA status:

You may request DACA if you:

  • Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  • Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  • Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
  • Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
  • Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.