FAQs: Updated Guidance for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recipients (9/5/2017)
On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced an end to the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program by terminating the program created under President Obama. This means that if you already have DACA, your DACA and work permit will continue to be valid until its expiration date. If you have a DACA application (initial or renewal) that was accepted for processing by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) through September 5, 2017, the agency will continue with the process of adjudicating your application. If you have a permit that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, you may apply for a two-year renewal of your DACA, but your request must be accepted by USCIS by October 5, 2017.
These FAQs provide information and recommendations concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and proposed legislation to protect Dreamers including those with DACA. The information in this based on what we know today. We will continue to update it with more information once we have it.
Please note that the information in this FAQ is not legal advice. Every person’s situation is different, and you should talk to a qualified immigration lawyer or a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)–accredited representative so that you can make the most informed decision for yourself.
Questions and answers provided by National Immigration Law Center.