CIS announced that in accordance with the U.S. District Court order of Friday, December 4, 2020, it will now obey the Supreme Court and reinstate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to its status prior to Chad Wolf’s memorandum to rescinded it.

To that end, CIS is now accepting initial DACA applications and will issue DACA status and employment authorization documents (EADs) for two-year increments. Additionally, CIS will replace the one-year EADs it has been issuing with new EADs valid for two years.

Accordingly, Fuente Missions is now assisting with completing and filing initial DACA applications, with requests to replace the employment documents, and applications for Advance Parole.

You may file an initial application for DACA if you:

  • Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;

  • Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;

  • Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;

  • Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;

  • Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;

  • Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and

  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

DACA was intended a temporary measure and substitute for inaction by Congress on the DREAM Act. To communicate to Congress the need for a permanent solution for Dreamers, you are encouraged to contact your senators and your representative in Congress via: