As we have all heard by now, President Trump's Administration announced the roll-back and eventual phasing out of the DACA program which will undoubtedly affect the 800,000 people who benefited from it. The following is a quick review of what is included and how the phase-out will work.
-Current DACA grants:
Previously issued EADs and grants of deferred action will remain valid for their full validity period. DHS will not terminate deferred action or revoke EADs solely on the basis of the DACA program rescission. DHS will continue to retain its authority to terminate or deny deferred action where it deems appropriate.
Pending initial DACA requests:
Pending initial requests for DACA and related EAD applications will be adjudicated. No new initial requests for DACA and related EAD applications will be accepted after today.
Pending DACA renewals:
Pending renewals will be adjudicated.
New DACA renewals: DACA beneficiaries expiring between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 can file renewal applications. Renewals must be accepted by DHS by October 5, 2017. It is not yet known whether DHS will grant renewals for the full two-year period or a shorter period.
Advance parole applications:
No new DACA advance parole applications will be approved. All pending advance parole applications will be administratively closed and fees will be returned.
Current DACA advance parole documents:
Previously approved advance parole documents will generally be honored, though DHS retains the authority to deny admission and/or revoke or terminate parole where it deems appropriate.
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