Time-Sensitive Legal Requirements for DREAMERS |
USCIS must receive DACA renewal requests on or before October 5, 2017
| On September 5, 2017, President Trump rescinded DACA
- If DACA Employment Authorization Document (EAD) is set to expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, there is less than one month to apply for one last renewal. USCIS must receive your DACA renewal request on or before October 5, 2017.
- All pending DACA applications will be adjudicated on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, evidence will be needed regarding why you still need an EAD (attending school, providing for children, caring for elderly or sick relative).
- If DACA Advance Parole received, travel outside the U.S. is not recommended at this time.
- If you need to renew DACA, do so immediately. Contact us to schedule an appointment by 9/30/2017.
If your DACA EAD expires after March 6, 2018, please contact us to discuss your options.
Phase Out – DACA Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
On Sept. 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications for work authorization, under specific parameters. Read the memorandum from Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke for details.
Next Steps for Phasing Out DACA
All DACA benefits are provided on a two-year basis, so individuals who currently have DACA will be allowed to retain both DACA and their work authorizations (EADs) until they expire.
USCIS will adjudicate, on an individual, case by case basis:
- Properly filed pending DACA initial requests and associated applications for employment authorization documents (EADs) that have been accepted as of Sept. 5, 2017.
- Properly filed pending DACA renewal requests and associated applications for EADs from current beneficiaries that have been accepted as of the date of this memorandum, and from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 that have been accepted as of Oct. 5, 2017.
Individuals who have not submitted an application by Sept. 5, for an initial request under DACA may no longer apply. USCIS will reject all applications for initial requests received after Sept. 5.
For more information, please read the:
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