The Trump administration has announced the end of DACA
06 September 2017
Yesterday marked a major turning point in U.S. Immigration policy as the Trump administration announced that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as "DACA".
DACA - a U.S. immigration policy enacted by President Obama - allowed certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable two-year work permit and exemption from deportation. President Trump has ended this policy.
There was a lot of speculation on this issue, but as of September 5, 2017, we know the following:
* No new applications for DACA will be accepted and processed as of September 5, 2017.
* All new DACA applications filed before September 5, 2017 will still be processed.
* DACA Recipients whose DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 may still apply for their final 2-year DACA renewal.
* All DACA renewal applications must be filed before October 5, 2017.
* All DACA recipients will be returned to their undocumented status when their DACA expires.
* After a DACA recipients' DACA status expires, he or she will be susceptible to deportation as early as March 5, 2018.
Don't waste time: Contact Huff Law today to prepare and file your DACA renewal application!
By Ekaterina Huff
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