Statement From Commissioner Mostofi On Reinstatement Of DACA And Extension Of TPS

In response to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’s (USCIS) compliance with a federal court order.

USCIS will be updating its website to accept applications for first-time DACA requests, DACA renewals, and advance parole, and to extending renewal grants from one to two years, Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs issued the following statement.

The statement also addresses the December 9, 2020 notice from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that it will extend the validity of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)-related documents for recipients from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal for nine months through October 4, 2021, from the current expiration date of January 4, 2021.

“Home is here, and Dreamers and TPS holders are here to stay. Directly impacted individuals, as well as their families, are continuing to lead the fight, resulting in wins in federal courts with federal agencies. We thank New York Attorney General Letitia James for also playing a critical role in securing this win for DACA recipients. We look forward to collaborating with the incoming administration and Congress to guarantee permanent protections to the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers and TPS holders, their families, and the cities and counties that they call home.

New Yorkers from Harlem to Hollis who have questions about DACA and TPS can call the ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to access timely and trusted information and connections to City-funded, free and safe immigration legal help.

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