December 2020 Ruling to Fully Reinstate DACA: FAQs and Resources

Art: “Dreams are stronger than fear” by Melanie Cervantes.

As a result of the court’s order, on December 7, 2020, the government published a notice that, as of December 7, 2020, the government is now accepting first-time requests for DACA, renewal requests regardless of expiration date, and advance parole requests, based on the terms of the DACA program prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the court’s November 14, 2020, decision. In addition, the government is extending to two years any DACA and employment authorization documents (EADs) issued for one year instead of two years because of the Wolf memorandum and will provide evidence of this extension. (From:

Here you can read the Voces de la Frontera Action official media statements on the ruling.

On Monday, December 7th at 7 pm CST – about 10 minutes after the DHS posted the official memo about the full reinstatement of DACA on their website – Voces de la Frontera hosted a Facebook Live Q&A with Immigration Attorney Melissa Soberalski on the court-ordered full reinstatement of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). VDLF members Luis Tapia, Joceline Rocha, and Daniel Gutierrez posed the questions to Soberalski, covering the FAQ of the new ruling. Luis and Joceline are both able to apply for DACA status because of the ruling, and Daniel is DACAmented. Christine Neumann-Ortiz, the Executive Director of VDLF, moderated and fielded questions as well. She also spoke on the resources that VDLF can provide to those seeing to apply for DACA status for the first time, or renew applications. You can watch the full program here.

Please also find below a factsheet we created with FAQs on this exciting DACA ruling. Please note: This FAQ contains general information and is not legal advice. Every case is different.

Below is a five-page bilingual resource guide created to help you navigate DACA eligibility requirements, example documents to prove eligibility, financial resources, and attorney referrals. You can download the resource guide directly, or view each image.

Please note: This is not legal advice. Every case is different.

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