DACA Supreme Court Case Summary & Practice Update

DACA Supreme Court Case Summary & Practice Update

Guidance in Light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of University of California and DHS’s July 28, 2020, Memorandum

Last updated AUGUST 4, 2020


National Immigration Law Center and Immigrant Legal Resource Center


On July 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum instructing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to (1) reject all initial DACA requests from applicants who have not received DACA in the past, (2) reject all advance parole applications from DACA recipients except where there are “exceptional circumstances,” and (3) shorten the DACA renewal and work authorization period from two years to one year. Current DACA recipients may continue to renew their DACA and work authorization, although now they must do so annually.

In this practice update, we provide background on DHS’s July 28, 2020, memo and announcement, what the new policies mean going forward, what advocates can do now, and other takeaways from DHS’s new set of DACA-related policies.

This summary and practice update covers the following topics:

  • Background
  • What did the U.S. Supreme Court decide?
  • What does DHS’s July 28, 2020, memorandum say?
  • What does this mean moving forward?
  • What can advocates do?
  • Takeaways

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(The PDF will be downloaded from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s website.)