Federal Court Has Issued a Preliminary Injunction Preventing USCIS from Accepting DACA Expansion Requests

Earlier this morning, announcements of Judge Hanen’s temporary order to halt President Obama’s immigration actions shocked our Los Angeles immigration lawyers. As a result of the Federal Judge’s temporary order, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will not be accepting DACA requests under the new expansions that were supposed to go into effect tomorrow.

Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security issued a statement strongly disagreeing with the Judge’s order to temporarily enjoin implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Department of Justice will appeal this temporary injunction but in the meantime USCIS must comply with the Judge’s order.

Individuals seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may still apply under the old guidelines established in 2012. If you or a loved one has questions about DACA, please contact our lawyers for a free consultation.

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