On September 5, 2017, President Trump terminated the DACA program. Important points people need to know.
1. YOUR DACA IS STILL VALID UNTIL ITS EXPIRATION DATE. DACA and work permits (Employment Authorization Documents) will remain valid until their 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).
2. NO NEW DACA APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IF SUBMITTED AFTER September 5th, 2017. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will no longer accept or process first-time DACA applications after September 5th, 2017.
3. DACA ISSUANCES AND WORK PERMITS EXPIRING BETWEEN NOW AND MARCH 5TH, 2018 MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR RENEWAL BY OCTOBER 5, 2017. If you have a permit that will expire between now and March 5th, 2018, you must apply for a two-year renewal of your DACA by October 5th, 2017.
4. 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.
Remember that DACA was an organizing victory won by undocumented immigrant youth. It took a lot of sacrifice and resilience from a lot of young people for executive action to be announced and implemented, and it will take more from all of us to continue defending it. Together we can and will fight to keep DACA, and to prevent DACA recipients from being deported.
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