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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