Update on DACA statistics through August 31, 2013 - the USCIS approved over 455,455 requests for Deferred Action, from 588,725 applications received. Of these, 350,056 citizens of Mexico, and 3,203 from Philippines closes out the bottom of the Top 10 countries receiving approvals. California is leading among the states with 161,624 and Texas with 93,277 applications submitted is at No. 2.
Deferred Action processing update: our immigration law firm can confirm that in some cases, the USCIS is approving the I-821D (deferred action) and I-765 (employment authorization) applications at the same time. Today we received several approvals which have been pending for 47 days.