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DACA update – September 5, 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/05/trump-administration-announces-end-of-immigration-protection-program-for-dreamers

Today President Trump cancelled DACA [Deferred Actions on Childhood Arrivals], the program instituted by President Obama in 2012 allowing illegal immigrants who were brought into the US as children to receive deferred action from deportation, go to school, get work permits [as long as they met the strict guidelines of the program].

The immigrant community has been thrown into a panic with this latest announcement.

What we know for now:

  1. New applications and renewals received by today September 5, 2017 will be reviewed on a case by case basis
  2. There are currently no plans to share personal information of DACA holders [including their home addresses] with Immigration Enforcement officers, unless there is an immediate concern over national security.
  3. No new applications for DACA will be accepted after September 5, 2017.
  4. Current DACA holders with valid work authorization documents will be permitted to work until their work permits expire.
  5. If you are a DACA holder whose work permit will expire by March 5, 2018 [six months from today], you must apply for renewal by October 5, 2017.

The Trump administration has called for Congress to provide a legislative solution to address the immigration status of DACA holders. In the coming months, we are watching to see what action, if any, our US Congress will take to resolve this dilemma of the dreamers whose hopes and dreams have been truncated by this action. Only time will tell.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/05/trump-administration-announces-end-of-immigration-protection-program-for-dreamers/

Today President Trump cancelled DACA [Deferred Actions on Childhood Arrivals], the program instituted by President Obama in 2012 allowing illegal immigrants who were brought into the US as children to receive deferred action from deportation, go to school, get work permits [as long as they met the strict guidelines of the program]. DACA holders are popularly referred to as ‘Dreamers’ based on the DREAM Act, the law that created DACA.

The immigrant community has been thrown into a panic with this latest announcement.

What we know for now:

  1. New applications and renewals received by today September 5, 2017 will be reviewed on a case by case basis
  2. There are currently no plans to share personal information of DACA holders [including their home addresses] with Immigration Enforcement officers, unless there is an immediate concern over national security.
  3. No new applications for DACA will be accepted after September 5, 2017.
  4. Current DACA holders with valid work authorization documents will be permitted to work until their work permits expire.
  5. If you are a DACA holder whose work permit will expire by March 5, 2018 [six months from today], you must apply for renewal by October 5, 2017.

The Trump administration has called for Congress to provide a legislative solution to address the immigration status of DACA holders. In the coming months, we are watching to see what action, if any, our US Congress will take to resolve this dilemma of the dreamers whose hopes and dreams have been truncated by this action. Only time will tell.

 

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