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Immigration Research Guide: DACA

A guide to scholarly works, news, and government resources on the topic of immigration.

What was DACA?

"On Sept. 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications for work authorization, under specific parameters. Read the memorandum from Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke for details. 

Next Steps for Phasing Out DACA

All DACA benefits are provided on a two-year basis, so individuals who currently have DACA will be allowed to retain both DACA and their work authorizations (EADs) until they expire.

USCIS will adjudicate, on an individual, case by case basis:

  • Properly filed pending DACA initial requests and associated applications for employment authorization documents (EADs) that have been accepted as of Sept. 5, 2017.
  • Properly filed pending DACA renewal requests and associated applications for EADs from current beneficiaries that have been accepted as of the date of this memorandum, and from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 that have been accepted as of Oct. 5, 2017.

Individuals who have not submitted an application by Sept. 5, for an initial request under DACA may no longer apply. USCIS will reject all applications for initial requests received after Sept. 5.

Resources

For more information, please read the:

From: https://www.uscis.gov/daca2017

Community Events about DACA

Defend DACA events on Long Island 

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY: March in support of DACA, Thursday 9/7 1:30pm-3pm at the SAC Plaza. for more details click HERE

DEFEND DACA MARCH with Long Island Jobs With Justice, SATURDAY, September 9th, at 12pm starting at Hicksville Train Station.

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