COVID-19 Information Update
All hearings in Baltimore City Immigration Court for non-detained immigrants have been temporarily put on hold through May 29, 2020, due to the COVID emergency. This means no hearing for non-detained individuals until June 1, 2020. For more information, see the Maryland Access to Justice Commission's website.
This is a rapidly changing area of law and the information below may not be accurate. You should consult an attorney with questions about DACA.
What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a form of immigration relief for certain qualified young people who came to the United States as children. Eligibly individuals may request consideration of deferred action of removal for a period of two years, subject to renewal. In addition, after approval individuals are eligible for work authorization and thus can live and work in the United States.
What is the status of DACA now?
DACA policy and law is changing quickly. Please visit a local legal service provider to see whether you qualify. Also, visit the website of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, for updated information on the processing of DACA applications and renewals.