• DACA
    • AILA National is working with the Obama administration to see if any form of relief is possible for those currently with approved DACA. In other words, there is an effort to explore the possibility of some pathway to continued relief/deferred action under DACA prior to the new administration taking power. It is highly unlikely anything will happen in this area.
    • AILA National requested expedited processing for DACA renewals and pending initial DACA applications.
      • USCIS has not released an official announcement regarding this request and will not because of the current political climate. However, USCIS stated to AILA National liaisons that DACA renewals and pending initial applications are their highest processing priority right now (in that order of priority).
      • AILA National states that first time applications should not be submitted, but renewal applications (for those that qualify) are highly recommended.
      • It is unclear what the  “window of opportunity,” for submitting renewals is. But submitting them by early December/mid-December, at the latest, is suggested