On Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, USCIS posted instructions in the USCIS website regarding the processing of DACA applications in light of a recent federal court order.
USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. The DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.
Individuals who were previously granted deferred action under DACA may request renewal by filing Form I-821D (PDF), Form I-765 (PDF), and Form I-765 Worksheet (PDF), with the appropriate fee or approved fee exemption request, at the USCIS designated filing location, and in accordance with the instructions to the Form I-821D (PDF) and Form I-765 (PDF).
However, USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA. Moreover, USCIS will not accept or approve advance parole requests from DACA recipients.
On Monday, November 6, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced the decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua. The effective date of the termination of TPS for Nicaragua will be delayed for 12 months until to January 5, 2019 to allow for an orderly transition. This will provide time for individuals with TPS to seek an alternative lawful immigration status in the United States, if eligible, or, if necessary, arrange for their departure.
The TPS designation for Honduras, on the other hand, will be automatically extended for six months from the current January 5, 2018 date of expiration to the new expiration date of July 5, 2018.