A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction preventing USCIS from accepting requests for the expansion of DACA on February 18, as originally planned
Accordingly, the Department of Homeland Security will not begin accepting requests for the expansion of DACA from, February 18, 2015, as originally planned. Until further notice, DHS also suspend the plan to accept requests for DAPA.
The Court’s order does not affect the existing DACA. Individuals may continue to come forward and request initial grant of DACA or renewal of DACA pursuant to the guidelines established in 2012. Nor does the Court’s order affect this Department’s ability to set and implement enforcement priorities. The priorities established in my November 20, 2014 memorandum entitled “Policies for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants” remain in full force and effect.