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New Immigration Policy: Administrative Closure of Select Deportation Cases

USCIS will reject new DACA requests while it considers ending the program. 

As of July 28, USCIS will reject initial requests for DACA, reject new and pending requests for parole “absent exceptional circumstances,” and limit DACA renewals to one year. The Trump administration will “take time to consider the future of the DACA policy.” DHS also emphasized its position that Congress should create legislation on the matter. 

The Trump administration will resume processing 1-year DACA renewals. 

The Trump administration confirmed that it would resume processing DACA renewals and employment authorizations. However, since the government is considering trying to end the program once more, it will only resume one-year renewals instead of the usual two.

USCIS furloughs have been delayed to the end of August. 

USCIS plans to furlough more than 13,000 employees if it does not get the emergency funding it needs from Congress. On July 24, 2020 the agency announced the furlough date has been pushed from August 3, 2020 to August 31, 2020. If the furloughs go ahead, the immigration system will nearly grind to a halt.

Most Class Action Plaintiffs Don't Seek Certification

A recent study shows that plaintiffs in most diversity cases never asked a judge to "certify a class" of those covered in the suit. 

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