What The Repeal of DACA Means For Constituents
Prepared by the House Judiciary Committee Minority
On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump Administration’s repeal of DACA. This one-pager addresses the implications of this repeal for constituents.
For Those Who Have Not Yet Applied For DACA
- DHS will no longer accept first-time DACA applications filed on or after Sep. 6, 2017.
For Those With Pending DACA Applications
- DHS will continue to process and render decisions on first-time DACA applications received through Sep. 5, 2017.
For Current DACA Recipients
- DHS will honor current DACA grants and associated work permits through their expiration dates.
- For current DACA recipients whose authorizations expire between Sep. 5, 2017 and Mar. 5, 2018, DHS will accept DACA renewal applications received by Oct. 5, 2017. DHS will reject all renewal applications after that date.
- Recipients whose DACA authorizations expire on or after Mar. 6, 2018 may not renew their authorizations.
- Once DACA recipients’ authorizations expire, they will become subject to removal like other removable individuals.
For Current DACA Recipients Seeking Or In Receipt Of Advance Parole
- DHS will no longer approve DACA recipients’ applications for advance parole. Advance parole allows DACA recipients to travel abroad without losing their DACA grants.
- DHS will honor DACA recipients’ previously approved advance parole applications.
Notes On Legal Services For DACA Recipients
- The Executive Office of Immigration Review has compiled a list of free or low-cost legal service providers operating in each state.
- United States Citizenship and Immigration Services offers tips on avoiding victimization by “notarios” unlicensed to practice law.