DACA Update

DACA Update

On September 5, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the repeal of the DACA program and a plan to phase it over time. Under the plan, current DACA beneficiaries continue to have lawful presence and employment authorization until their DACA approval expires (all DACA approvals expire in two years or less).

If their DACA approval expires on or before March 5, 2018, then they have until October 5, 2017 to apply for a final two –year renewal. After October 5, 2017, no more renewal applications will be accepted. 

DACA beneficiaries with more than six months remaining on their approvals (those that go beyond March 5, 2018) will not be allowed to renew; therefore, DACA approvals will start to expire on March 6, 2018.

Resource for DACA Renewal Efforts: Legal Clinics

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