Tuesday, the Trump Administration announced the recession of DACA- a program that had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation.
The Department of Homeland Security will cut off all new applications immediately. Those whose DACA permits expire between now and March 5, 2018, can apply for a two-year renewal by October 5. Here is the most immediate information that is available:
DACA status is valid until its expiration date. DACA and work permits (Employment Authorization Documents) will remain valid until its expiration date. To determine when your DACA and work permit expires, look at your I-795 Approval Notice and the bottom of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
No new DACA applications will be accepted. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) no longer will accept or process first-time applications after September 5, 2017.
DACA issuances and work permits expiring between now and March 5, 2018 must be submitted for renewal by October 5, 2017. If you have a permit that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, you must apply for a two-year renewal of your DACA that USCIS must RECEIVE by October 5th. The FRC’s will be holding special renewal appointments and workshops, please see flyers below and call the FRCs to schedule
Advance Parole to travel abroad is no longer available. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will no longer grant DACA recipients permission to travel abroad through Advance Parole. Any pending applications for advance parole will not be processed and DHS will refund any associated fees.