On September 5, 2017, President Trump rescinded DACA. Today marks the beginning of six months that the program will begin to unwind for over 800,000 young adults brought to the United States as children, through no choice of their own. They are our children’s best friends, our classmates, or co-workers. Now, they face anxiety, fear and much emotional distress as they face the unknown, i.e., the fear of deportation to a country that is unknown to them. For the next six months, DACA recipients will have to wait for Congress to pass a bill to protect them.
- As of today, initial DACA applications will no longer be accepted.
- If your DACA protection is set to expire before March 5, 2018, the recipient will have a month to apply for one last renewal – must file prior to October 5, 2017.
- Anyone who is set to lose their DACA protection on March 6, 2018 or later will revert into an unauthorized status.
- All pending DACA applications will be adjudicated on a case-by-case basis.
- USCIS will administratively close all pending Form I-131 applications for advance parole associated with the DACA program and will refund all associated filing fees. It is no longer safe to travel on DACA Advance parole.
If you are a DACA recipient and have questions, please contact us immediately.