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DHS begins limited implementation of DACA under final rule

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DHS takes steps to protect DACA

 On October 31, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security’s final rule to preserve and fortify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) went into effect.
This implementation means that DACA is now based on a formal regulation, thereby preserving and fortifying the program while it remains the subject of litigation in court.
DACA was previously based on a policy memorandum that was issued on August 15, 2012. Under the final rule,
USCIS will continue to accept and process applications for deferred action, work authorization, and advance parole for current DACA recipients.
Due to ongoing litigation, the agency will continue to accept but cannot process initial DACA requests.
On Monday, October 31, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security’s final rule to preserve and fortify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) went into effect.

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