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URGENT: DACA PROGRAM TERMINATED
On September 5, 2017, The Trump administration announced the end of the DACA. Below are the key points of the
- USCIS will continue to process all pending INITIAL applications ACCEPTED as of September 5, 2017.
- USCIS will reject all other new INITIAL applications filed AFTER SEPTEMBER 5, 2017.
- USCIS will continue to adjudicate pending RENEWAL applications that were filed PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 5,
- USCIS will continue to accept and process RENEWAL applications until October 5, 2017 from applicants
whose DACA expires BETWEEN September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. DACA recipients whose DACA has
already expired are no longer eligible to renew OR DACA recipients who do not fit the parameters described
above will not be able to renew their DACA.
- USCIS will reject all INITIAL and RENEWAL applications received after October 5, 2017.
IMPORTANT: Individuals with a current, unexpired grant of DACA will continue to hold DACA until it expires. This
means that current DACA recipients maintain their protection from deportation and work permit until their current
expiration date. USCIS will not refer DACA recipients and applicants to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) for deportation unless they meet USCIS’ Notice to Appear guidance or post a risk to national security or public
safety. Applicants with currently pending and processing applications should attend biometrics appointments and
respond to any requests for additional evidence they receive from USCIS.
If you are eligible to renew under the above guidelines, you should do so immediately and file with enough time for
your application to be delivered to and accepted by USCIS by October 5, 2017. Renewal applications must be
accepted (and not just postmarked) by October 5, 2017 to ensure that your application is processed.
IT IS URGENT THAT YOU CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY TO DISCUSS
THE POTENTIAL IMPACT THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY HAVE AND TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR
MORE LASTING RELIEF FROM DEPORTATION.