Dear campus community,

We would like to share with you the latest DACA update on behalf of Asian Law Alliance:

[...] We would like to give you important updates on what is happening right now with the program on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

On August 8, 2018, there will be a preliminary injunction hearing in the case of Texas v. Nielsen. This case will be decided by Judge Hanen from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. This case was brought by Texas and other states previously to challenge the lawfulness of the DACA program because they would like the DACA program to end.  If Judge Hanen orders the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to no longer accept DACA renewal applications and that order is allowed to be executed, USCIS could stop accepting renewal applications as early as mid-August 2018.  

Therefore, the advice that is being given right now is for DACA recipients to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible if they are eligible.

While we cannot predict what the outcome of the case is going to be, we think that is best to inform you about this possibility. If you need assistance with a consultation or you would like to renew your DACA work permit, please contact us at (408) 287-9710. Our services are still provided free of service. There are also possible scholarships or assistance with the DACA filing fee from the State of California. Or, the Mexican Consulate of San Jose also provides assistance with the USCIS filing fee if you are a Mexican national. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Asian Law Alliance

991 W. Hedding Street, Suite 202 San Jose, CA 95126

(408) 287-9710  


DACA Updates

(courtesy of ILRC)

April 24, 2018 - DC federal judge rules that the Trump Administration must accept initial DACA applications again but does not require they be accepted until after 90 days to allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to explain why the DACA program was cancelled

February 26, 2018 - US Supreme Court declines to hear case restarting DACA before the appeals court; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear it

February 13, 2018 - NY federal judge also orders DACA renewals to resume; does not restart initial DACAs or Advance Parole

January 13, 2018 - US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) begins accepting all DACA renewals again

January 9, 2018 - SF federal judge orders USCIS to accept DACA renewals nationwide; does not restart intial DACAs or Advance Parole

October 7, 2017 - Deadline to file DACA renewals for those whose DACA expires before March 5, 2018

September 5, 2017 - Trump rescinds DACA; no initial DACA requests filed after this date are accepted


Law and Policy Resources

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Immigration Legal Resource Center (ILRC)

Immigrants Rising

Informed Immigrant

California Immigrant Policy Center