Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Pursuant to the July 16, 2021, order in Texas v. United States, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) is enjoined from processing initial DACA applications. The process for these applications has been paused. The Department of Justice has indicated that it will appeal the decision.
This decision doesn’t impact the processing of DACA renewal applications or requests for advance parole. USCIS will provide additional guidance in the coming days.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Venezuela has been designated for Temporary Protected Status. Venezuelan nationals who have been residing in the U.S. continuously as of March 8, 2021, may be eligible for TPS. TPS would allow you to remain in the U.S. legally and obtain an employment authorization document valid through September 9, 2022.
The Department of Homeland Security has announced that TPS for individuals from El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nepal, and Sudan has been extended until October 4, 2021. Anyone who wants a new employment authorization document that reflects the expiration date of October 4, 2021, may do so.
A new 18-month designation for Temporary Protected Status for Haiti was announced on May 21, 2021. On July 6, 2021, an 18-month extension and re-designation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status was announced. This extension and re-designation will be in effect from September 4, 2021, to March 2, 2023. On July 19, 2021, an 18-month extension and re-designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status was announced. This extension and re-designation will be in effect from September 18, 2021, to March 17, 2023.
Anyone who needs assistance can call our immigration hotline at 702-386-1070, ext. 1750 (English) or ext. 1756 (Spanish).