About the End of immigration protection program for ‘dreamers’
News | September 5th, 2017
On September 5th, President Trump via his Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the DACA program benefiting an aproximate 800,000 undocumented immigrants. The program will be phased out during the following months as follows:
- As of Sep. 5th, no new DACA eligible youths may apply for the program (those who meet the criteria but have never applied before).
- Those who already had a pending DACA application before Sep. 5th will continue to be processed.
- As of Sep. 5th, no new Advanced Parole applications by current DACA recipients will be accepted.
- As of Sep. 5th, no pending Advanced Parole applications will be processed, any associated fees will be refunded.
- Currently, Advanced Parole petitions already granted will continue to be honored at the discretion of border enforcement agents.
- Anyone with a DACA permit expiring before March 5th, 2018, may apply for a two-year renewal of protected status. Only those who's application requests are received by October 5th, 2017 will be processed.
- Anyone with a DACA permit not expiring before March 5th, 2018 may keep their legal presence status up until the 2 year expiration of their protected status but may not renew afterwards.
- Individuals with DACA expiring as soon as March 6th, 2018, will begin to lose their protected status with no other legal resources to turn to at this time. We urge you to contact your representative to vocalize your support of a DREAM Act that will provide a humane path to citizenship for all people.