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DACA Has Ended. Here Are Five Things You Need To Know
Washington, DC – On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf President Trump, announced the end to the DACA program. Here is what you need to know about his announcement:
1. Your DACA status is valid until its expiration date. DACA and work permits (Employment Authorization Documents) will remain valid until their expiration date. To determine when your DACA and work permit expires, look at your I-795 Approval Notice and the bottom of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
2. No new DACA applications will be accepted. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) no longer will accept or process first-time applications after September 5, 2017.
3. Expiring DACA between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. If you have a permit that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, you must apply for a two-year renewal of your DACA by October 5, 2017.
4. Advance Parole to travel abroad is no longer available. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will no longer grant DACA recipients permission to travel abroad through Advance Parole. Any pending applications for advance parole will not be processed and DHS will refund any associated fees. Previously issued Advanced Parole permits are still valid, but international travel is strongly discouraged.
5. I am working to help DREAMers. It won’t be easy but we are looking for a legislative solution. I will continue to fight the fight. In the mean time, DREAMers should keep studying, keep working, and keep living. We will protect you.
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