On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which has been initiated by President Obama on June 15, 2012. DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications for work authorization, under specific parameters.
According to the memorandum from the Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke, USCIS will adjudicate, on an individual, case by case basis the following:
- Properly filed pending DACAinitial requests and associated applications for employment authorization documents (EADs) that have been accepted as of Sept. 5, 2017;
- Properly filed pending DACA renewal requestsand associated applications for EADs from current beneficiaries that have been accepted as of the date of this memorandum; and
- Properly filed DACA renewal filed as of October 5, 2017from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.
Individuals who have not submitted an application by September 5, 2017 for an initial request may no longer apply. USCIS will reject all applications for initial requests received after Sept. 5.
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