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On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Because DACA is an executive action and not a law, the Administration has broad authority to end or change the program. Here are some answers to things you are probably wondering. Please note this is general information. Each case is different and as such this information should not be construed as legal advice – contact an immigration attorney for case-specific information or for legal advice. Notarios are not qualified to give legal advice.
UPDATE: Federal Courts have temporarily blocked the Trump Administration's decision to revoke DACA. You may file for a DACA EXTENSION if you have previously been granted DACA status. Please call for more information as this information may change or your case may not be qualified. This is not legal advice. (Updated 02/01/2018)
Q: I think I qualify for DACA, but I have not submitted my initial application. Can I still apply?
A: No. The Trump administration will no longer accept initial DACA applications after September 5, 2017.
Q: I currently have DACA. What will happen to my DACA work permit?
A: DACA employment authorization documents (also known as work permits) will generally continue to be valid until their expiration dates. For more information about your rights as an employee see this advisory:
Q: I currently have my initial DACA application or my DACA renewal pending with USCIS. What will happen to my case?
A: Applications submitted before September 5, 2017, it will be processed normally by USCIS. Renewal applications must be submitted by October 5, 2017 in order to be considered by USCIS.
Q: What will happen to my Social Security Number (SSN)?
A: A SSN is a valid SSN number for life, even once work permit and DACA approval expire. If you have not yet applied for your valid SSN, find your nearest Social Security Administration office at https://www.ssa.gov/denver/ or by calling 1-800-772-1213 and apply immediately.
Q: What will happen to my driver’s license or state ID?
A: A driver’s license or state identification card will continue to be valid until it expires. If you have not applied for a driver’s license or state ID card with your valid DACA work permit, do so immediately.
Q: I just got a ticket, and/or I must go to court on a criminal issue. What should I do?
A: Now, even minor criminal arrests or convictions can lead to placement into deportation proceedings or complicate your future immigration options. Before you plead guilty to ANY criminal charge, no matter how minor it may seem, be sure to consult with a trusted criminal defense attorney who understands the potential immigration consequences of your case.
Travel Advisories for Foreign Nationals
If you are from: Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, North Korea, Venezuela, or Yemen you should contact an immigration attorney before your departure from the US before international travel.
NOTICE: NEW ORDERS ON IMMIGRATION ARE ANTICIPATED - STAY INFORMED as this information may not be up to date. (Updated 07/01/2018)
ALL Legal Permanent Residents:
From any country, if you are asked to sign papers at the airport if you are asked to sign a document you may be giving up your legal permanent resident card. if you do not want to give up your status, politely ask to see an immigration judge or to be released.
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Please call for latest updates - you should not rely on this website, or any other, for the most current information on immigration. This page was last updated on 07/01/2018