5 things to know about Trump's Announcement to end DACA
On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf of the entire
Trump Administration, announced an end to the DACA program. Here are the top 5 things to know about his announcement:
- Your DACA is valid until its expiration date.
DACA and work permits (Employment Authorization Documents) will remain valid until its 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).
- No new DACA applications will be accepted.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) no longer will accept or process first-time applications after September 5, 2017.
- DACA issuances and work permits expiring between now and March 5, 2018 must be submitted
for renewal by October 5, 2017.
If you have a permit that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, you must apply for a two-year renewal of your DACA by October 5, 2017
- 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.
- We are united in this fight.
You are not alone. We mobilized, organized, and marched five years ago for DACA, and we will continue to do everything in our power to protect immigrant youth and their families across the country. Visit www.weareheretostay.org for resources to help you and your loved ones take care of yourselves in this difficult time as well as information on what you can do to take action now.
For more information, visit http://weareheretostay.org/resources/, the site where the preceding content was originally posted.
Please make special note: if you have DACA and it is scheduled to expire before March 5, 2018 and are eligible to renew it, you must submit your renewal by OCTOBER 5TH, 2017. There are multiple sources of legal support that can help you make sure that the renewal application is correctly filled out - and that provide their services for free. The Jackie Robinson Center and Villa Parke community center are also accepting appointments for these free legal consultations and guidance.
There are also scholarships available to help students cover the costs of the renewal application fee.