Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — is being phased out!

Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — is being phased out!

by Chhayal on September 7, 2017


On 09/05/17, DHS announced a phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications for work authorization.

For more information, read: 2017 DACA Frequently Asked Questions (DHS) ; 2017 DACA Fact Sheet (DHS)

During this phase out, individuals who currently have DACA will be allowed to retain both DACA and their work authorizations (EADs) until they expire. Additionally, USCIS will adjudicate, on an individual, case by case basis:

  • Properly filed pending DACA initial requests and associated applications for employment authorization documents (EADs) that have been accepted as of Sept. 5, 2017.
  • Properly filed pending DACA renewal requests and associated applications for EADs from current beneficiaries that have been accepted as of 09/05/2017, and from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 that have been accepted as of Oct. 5, 2017.

Individuals who have not submitted an application by Sept. 5, for an initial request under DACA may no longer apply. USCIS will reject all applications for initial requests received after Sept. 5. 

Additionally, as of 09/05/2017, applications for Advance Parole will no longer be accepted by DACA individuals.

Call Patel Law PLC, Phoenix Immigration Attorney, to discuss your DACA status. For a consultation, call: (602) 266- 2169.


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