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DACA Phase Out Announced

This week came a monumental announcement by the President’s administration regarding DACA, which is said to impact millions of American residents. The Department of Homeland Security will begin phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which will eventually come to an end.

Though the program isn’t going to end quite yet, it will only continue to review certain requests over the next six months. This is applicable for DACA and certain work authorization for those eligible for DACA. For those who have already submitted initial requests for DACA and the associated work authorization applications as of September 5, they will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Please note that no one else may apply for DACA after September 5.

For those who have filed a DACA renewal request and corresponding employment authorization applications and have been filed by September 5 and accepted by October 5 will expire no later than March 5, 2018.

It is also important to note that if you have a valid EAD and it is lost, stolen, or destroyed, you are eligible to request a replacement EAD so you can continue to work.

The termination of DACA will impact hundreds of thousands of individuals living in the United States. This change is understandably quite stressful for those here through DACA. If you have questions or need any assistance, please contact an experienced immigration attorney about this matter as soon as possible.

If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters regarding immigration, please contact the Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC and we would be happy to provide you with assistance