On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced the end of DACA.
In preparing for the wind down of the program, here are important things to remember:
1. Current DACA recipients whose Employment Authorization document expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 must file renewal applications as soon as possible.
Renewal applications must be accepted by USCIS as of October 5, 2017.
2. USCIS will no longer be processing initial DACA requests.
3. USCIS will review on a case-by-case basis initial DACA requests accepted by USCIS as of September 5, 2017.
4. USCIS will not terminate previous DACA approvals, and DACA recipients will be allowed to maintain their Employment Authorization until they expire.
5. Once your DACA benefit expires, you will no longer be eligible for renewal.
6. New Advance Parole applications for DACA recipients will no longer be authorized. If you have a pending Advance Parole application, USCIS will administratively close your
application and refund your filing fee.
7. These tips are not a substitute for legal advice. Please contact us if you are a DACA beneficiary for a screening of other immigration options.