On 9.5.2017 US AG Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration is ending the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Here are 5 things everyone should know (whether you're a DREAMer or not).
1. Your DACA is Valid Until it Expires.
DACA and Employment Authorization Documents (work permits) will be valid until they expire. If you need to know when these things will expire, your I-795 Approval Notice and the bottom of your EAD will notify you.
2. No New DACA Applications Will be Accepted.
As of September 5, 2017 US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will no longer accept or process applications.
3. DACA Issuances and Work Permits Expiring Between Now and March 5, 2018 Must be Submitted for Renewal by October 5, 2017.
If you have a permit that will expire between now and March 5, 2018 you must apply for a 2-year renewal by October 5, 2017.
4. Advance Parole to Travel Abroad is No Longer Available.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will not grant DREAMers permission to travel abroad through Advance Parole. Any current pending applications for AP will not be processed and those who have pending applications will be refunded for any fees.
5. We are United in This Fight
The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. If you are a DREAMer or a friend of DREAMers remember that you are not alone. 5 years ago, people mobilized, organized, and marched for DACA and we will all continue to do everything to protect immigrant families.
For more resources to help you and your loved ones visit this link.