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Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Immigration
Type: Pubs & Reports

DACA Update – April 2020


Make the Road New York obtained documents from a lawsuit against the Federal Government that appear to reveal the possibility that information in DACA applications can be shared between immigration agencies.

What do these documents tell us that we did not know before?

We have obtained documents that show ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) can access DACA applications that were filed with USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services), without making a formal request and without having a specific reason to do so. Although USCIS has said many times in the past – on the DACA form instructions, on its website, and in lawsuits – that information provided with a DACA application will ​not​ be given to ICE in order to try to deport the applicant except in certain situations, there do not appear to be any such limits on ICE’s ​access​ to this information.

Download Make the Road NY’s latest DACA one-pager to learn more!