Federal government begins accepting DACA renewals following court order

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In response to a court order, the federal government announced Saturday that it would resume accepting renewal applications from young immigrants previously approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services posted on its website that the federal agency had begun accepting renewals until “further notice.” The program will be operated under the same terms as before the Trump administration rescinded the program on Sept. 5, the agency said.

Word of the announcement quickly spread on social media, and some immigration lawyers posted alerts on their Facebook pages.

“Hello my people just got the news that USCIS will be accepting DACA applications starting now. So for those of you who have had DACA and need to renew it they will be accepting it,” Yasser Sanchez, a Mesa immigration lawyer posted in a live Facebook video. “So great great news for DACA that we will now be able to do DACA renewals.”

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