On July 16, 2021, US District Judge Andrew Hanen issued his ruling in the legal challenge to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program brought by the State of Texas and several other states. On his rule, Judge Hanen blocked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from approving new DACA applications, barring tens of thousands of new DACA applicants from getting work authorizations and protections from deportation.
UPDATE: The October 5, 2022 ruling from the Fifth Circuit means that Judge Hanen's block of new DACA applications remains in place, while existing DACA recipients can still apply for renewal. The next step will be further lower court arguments and rulings regarding the new DACA regulations from the Biden Administration, which take effect October 31.
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Organizations Currently Processing DACA Initials & Renewals:
220 E. Chicago St., Elgin, IL 60120