Very important changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by the Department of Homeland Security last week that will have an impact on hundreds of thousands of United States residents. The program will be phased out and as of September 5, 2017, no more initial requests for DACA will be accepted or reviewed.
As far as those initial request applications that were submitted prior to September 5 but have not yet been reviewed, they will be assessed on an individual basis. This information also applies to the corresponding Employment Authorization Documents that are often filed with DACA requests.
It is important to note that although no new applications will be accepted, those who already have been accepted for DACA will not be impacted at this time, as the provisions of DACA and the associated Employment Authorization Documents are still valid until the date in which yours is set to expire under the initial rulings of the program. Those who filed Form I-131 for advance parole applications under DACA will not be approved and will receive a refund for the fees associated with filing.
Our firm understands the major impact that changes in immigration law have on so many individuals in the United States. If you require legal representation for an immigration matter, please contact us today and we will discuss the circumstances of your case.
The Law Offices of Cheryl R. David practices immigration law throughout NYC. If you have questions about your particular matters regarding immigration please contact the office to discuss your circumstances and options.