The Obama administration established the DACA policy in June 2017. The policy enabled some individuals who entered the U.S. as children and had either entered or remained in the U.S. illegally to be eligible for a renewable two-year protection from deportation and a work permit.
In September 2017, the Trump administration stopped accepting new applications for deferred action status. It announced that it would allow any DACA recipient—also called Dreamers—with a permit that expires before March 5, 2018, to apply for a two-year renewal until Oct. 5, 2017. The administrative gave Congress six months to enact legislation that provides a path to citizenship for Dreamers.
On Jan. 9, 2018, a federal court judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to end the DACA program and ordered the administration to resume receiving DACA renewal applications. USCIS began accepting DACA renewals again on Jan. 13, 2018.
Below is information about the requirements, steps, forms fees and other details for renewing DACA and work permits. The Alcorn Immigration Law team remains hopeful that Congress and President Trump will legalize Dreamers and provide a path to citizenship—and we will be able to make that information available shortly.
- Renewing DACA
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