The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is now based on a legal regulation as a result of the final rule’s adoption, protecting and strengthening the program while it is still being litigated in court. Prior to this, DACA was based on a policy paper that was released on August 15, 2012, by Janet Napolitano, the DHS Secretary at the time.
Over 800,000 young people have been able to stay with their families in the only nation many of them have ever known due to DACA ever since it was established in 2012. DACA recipients may now continue to support their local communities in the United States according to the final regulation. For current DACA participants, USCIS will continue to accept and process applications for deferred action, work permission, and advance parole under the final rule. In addition, USCIS will continue to receive fresh initial DACA requests but is unable to process them due to pending litigation.
According to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the final rule is an effort to preserve DACA to its fullest extent. Nonetheless, in order to provide Dreamers with the permanent protection they need, Congress must pass this legislation. It is evident that the implementation of the DACA final rule demonstrates USCIS’s ongoing dedication to Dreamers. Even though the USCIS cannot consider petitions from original applicants because of court orders, they promise to keep working hard to renew and maintain the protections for current DACA participants in accordance with the provisions of this final rule.