On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced the end
of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, formally
rescinding the Obama administration’s policy. The program provided
qualifying individuals who arrived in the U.S. at a young age, commonly
referred to as “Dreamers,” with protection from deportation
as well as temporary work authorization.
According to the announcement, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
(USCIS) will stop processing any NEW applications for the program as of
Tuesday, September 5, 2017, any applications already received by Tuesday
will be processed.
Administration officials have stated that those currently under the protection
of the DACA program will not have their status revoked before it expires.
In addition, the administration announced that it will continue to RENEW
permits of currently protected individuals if their status expires within
the next six months. Anyone who's status expires by March 5, 2018
has one month to apply for a new two-year permit. In providing this opportunity for extension, the administration is seeking
to allow Congress an opportunity to establish a concrete plan for childhood arrivals.
If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact an
experienced Immigration Attorney in Williamson County.
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