DACA Officially Rescinded As Of September 5, 2017

DACA Officially Rescinded As Of September 5, 2017

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was rescinded earlier today, September 5, 2017. As of today, USCIS will no longer accept initial DACA applications.

USCIS will be accepting DACA renewal applications, and associated applications for Employment Authorization Documents (EAD), for those whose current DACA status will expire on or before March 5, 2018. If your DACA expires on or before March 5, 2018, your DACA renewal application must be properly filed and received by USCIS no later than October 5, 2017.

If your DACA expires after March 5, 2018 your DACA and related employment authorization will remain valid until the time of the expiration. There will be no immediate termination of these benefits.

If you have already properly filed an initial or renewal DACA application, and it was received by USCIS on or before September 5, 2017, your application will be adjudicated on a case-by-case basis.

I-131 Applications for Travel Document (Advanced Parole) for DACA recipients

No new I-131 applications for advanced parole associated with DACA will be accepted or approved. The validity period for any previously approved applications will be honored, subject to ordinary discretionary review authority by CBP.

All pending Form I-131 Applications for Advanced Parole will be administratively closed, and all fees will be refunded to applicants.

We strongly encourage all those affected to seek credible and authorized legal advice for any further assistance.

For additional information, the DHS memo on the rescission of DACA can be found here: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/09/05/memorandum-rescission-daca.