Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recission Announcement

(Para leer esta información en español.)

On Septembr 5th, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the phase out of the 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 and under specific parameters.

All DACA benefits are provided on a two-years basis, so individuals who currently have DACA will be allowed to retain both DACA and their work authorizations (EADs) until they expire. The United States Citzenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) will adjudicate applications on an individual, case-by-case basis. Including:

  1. Properly filed pending DACA initial requests and associated applications for employment authorization documents (EADs) that have been accepted as of September 5, 2017.
  2. Properly filed pending DACA renewal requests and associated applications for EADs from current beneficiaries that have been accepted as of the date of the memorandum (9/5/2017), and from current beneficiaries whos benefits will expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 that have been accepted as of October 5, 2017.
  3. Indivduals who have not submitted an application by September 5, 2017 for an initial request under DACA may no longer apply. USCIS will reject all applications for initial requests received after September 5, 2017.

Know Your Rights

What you should know:

  • No new DACA applications will be accepted.
  • Work permits that expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 can be renewed but must be recieved by the USCIS by October 5, 2017
  • Work permits expiring after March 5, 2018 cannot be renewed.
  • Consult an attorney or BIA/DOJ accredited representatives for other remedies.

Know your rights:

  • You have the right to work until your work permit's expiration date.
  • DACA recipients can legally work until their work permits expire.
  • The employers does not have the right to ask if you have DACA or how you got your work permit.
  • An employer does not have the right to fire a DACA recipient until the work permit expires.
  • The employer may ask for an updated work permit but cannot take any action until the work permit is expired.

Family Focus DACA Workshops:

Does your DACA expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018? If yes, seek legal assistance immediately. All DACA renewals must be recieved by USCIS by October 5, 2017! For questions, please contact anallely.guerrero@family-focus.org or call Family Focus Aurora at 630-256-7013. 

  • September 14, 2017, 11am-6pm at Family Focus Aurora, 550 Second Ave, Aurora, IL 60505
  • September 16, 2017, 9am-12pm at Family Focus Aurora, 550 Second Ave, Aurora, IL 60505
    • You must bring:
      • 2 passport size photos (2" x 2")
      • Photo ID
      • Work Authorization
      • Copy of prior application
      • Copy of approval letter (I-765 y I-821D)
      • $495 Money Order payable to US Department of Homeland Security
      • $175 Check or Money Order payable to Family Focus
      • +$10 postage (Cash only!)

To print this information or view it in Spanish, download the PDF here.

For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions: Recission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) via the Department of Homeland Security