Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has changed is truly an understatement! On September 5th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) started the completed phase out of the DACA program as ordered by President Trump.
President Trump says he has a “great love” for these young immigrants that were protected under the DACA program and hopes “Congress will be able to help them and do it properly.” He has also promised to revisit the subject if Congress doesn’t act but no one really knows what that means.
DACA phase out
- Initial requests for DACA will no longer be accepted after September 5, 2017.
- Initial requests for DACA accepted by September 5, 2017 will be adjudicated.
- Advance Parole requests associated with DACA will not be approved.
- DACA renewal requests received by October 5, 2017, from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 will be adjudicated.
For more detailed information about this subject please review the USCIS announcement, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 2017 Announcement”.
Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 9/20/17, Announcement:
Time.com, 9/5/17, News Article:
President Trump: I Have ‘Great Love’ for Immigrants Protected by DACA