The decision means that people who already have DACA status remain protected from deportation and may continue to renew their work permits under the rules established in 2012. DACA beneficiaries whose work permits have expired may renew them at this time. Note that the requirements for renewing DACA may vary if your work permit has been expired for over one year. Persons whose work permits have expired for over a year are encouraged to get advice from a licensed attorney or authorized nonprofit legal service provider.
“Advance Parole” (travel permission): Because the original DACA program allowed recipients to request travel permission (known as “advance parole”) under certain circumstances, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) should begin processing those applications as well. However, USCIS has not yet issued guidance regarding advance parole for persons who have DACA. COVID-19 restrictions may also impact the ability to travel. DACA beneficiaries who wish to request advance parole are encouraged to seek legal advice before applying.