On Tuesday, the Trump administration formally announced the end of DACA, a program that has protected over 800,000 young, undocumented individuals from the threat of deportation. As of September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security will stop processing any new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The administration also announced a plan to continue renewing permits for anyone whose status expires within the next six months, giving Congress time to act before any currently protected individuals lose their ability to work, study and live without fear in the U.S.
It is our hope that Congress can create another program to help these individuals gain a path to permanent residency and citizenship.
Since the DACA program was enacted, nearly a million individuals have received work permits, attended school, and lived without fear of deportation. They have greatly contributed to our community and our economy. Within the next six months, we hope that Congress can pass legislation to protect these Dreamers.
We will keep you updated once additional information is available.
For assistance with your DACA renewal, please contact us.