On September 5, 2017, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum that officially rescinded the DACA program. This memo provides for the following:
- Current DACA recipients will keep their work authorization and deferred action grants until they expire.
- No initial DACA requests will be accepted by the agency. Those currently pending before USCIS will be adjudicated as normal.
- Renewal DACA applications: Current renewal applications pending with the agency will be adjudicated as normal. Until October 5, 2017, USCIS will continue to accept renewal applications filed by DACA recipients whose benefits expire on or before March 5, 2018.
- USCIS will not accept any new applications for Advance Parole based on DACA. Any pending applications will be closed and the filing fees will be refunded.
- If you have received an Employment Authorization Document (work authorization) and it has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you may still apply for a valid replacement
Please consult with a licensed immigration attorney or representative if you have questions about your eligibility to renew your DACA. If you would like to make an appointment to renew your DACA, please call 901-722-4730 as soon as possible.