On Monday, February 26, 2018, the Supreme Court rejected the federal government’s proposal to bypass the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to hear a challenge of the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Supreme Court rejected the government’s petition, allowing the case to move through its normal appeals process, which may take several additional months.
While the litigation is pending, USCIS will continue accepting and processing DACA renewal applications. As stated on their website, USCIS will adjudicate cases based on the terms in place before DACA was rescinded on September 5, 2017. It is important to note that “USCIS will continue to accept DACA renewal requests only for as long as the court order remains in effect.”
For more information, please read the National Immigration Law Center’s Alert, and review USCIS’s DACA Renewal FAQs.