USP Community Update RE: DACA

July 19, 2021

USP Community,

EBCLC is aware of the on-going litigation surrounding the DACA program. Oral arguments in the Texas v. United States case were heard on Wednesday, July 6th. According to MALDEF, one of the organizations who presented arguments at the hearing, there is no time limit on when the court must issue a decision, meaning it could take weeks or months. You can refer to their website for more detailed information: We recommend that folks whose DACA status is set to expire in the next 12 months make an appointment to submit your DACA renewal application.
In response to this matter, EBCLC has done everything possible to expand our capacity for these next two months in order to expedite services for students impacted by this litigation. As part of these efforts, we have created a separate appointment booking system for students requesting DACA renewal services, which can be accessed here: We believe that this is the most appropriate course of action given the situation and more directly addresses the need for expedited services for students impacted by the DACAlitigation as opposed to our regular appointment screening process.

Students who are requesting assistance with any other legal matter besides a DACA renewal can continue to schedule appointments via our regular booking system found here:

**Special note regarding Initial DACA applications: If you are interested in being screened for or represented in an initial DACA appointment, please schedule an appointment via our regular booking system. Our team reviews all appointment bookings and will reach out to you to meet with you sooner than your originally scheduled appointment date.**

If you have any questions about the scheduling options please email us at We will continue to review any information related to any forthcoming decision and update the community accordingly.
In solidarity,
EBCLC/USP Immigration Legal Team