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DACA Know Your Rights Workshop & Permit Renewals
September 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 28, 2017
One event on September 16, 2017 at 9:00am
On September 05, 2017 the Trump Administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and phasing it out over the next six months, leaving the fates of the dreamers in the hands of Congress and portraying the action as one made in order to follow the “rule of law.” The Department of Homeland Security will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications for work authorization, under specific circumstances.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
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 until they expire. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will make decisions on a case by case basis:
- Properly filed pending DACA initial requests and associated applications for employment authorization documents that have been accepted as of Sept. 5, 2017.
- Anyone who has a DACA permit expiring between now and March 5, 2018, can apply for a two-year renewal. That application must be submitted by OCTOBER 5, 2017
- Some dreamers, those with permits that expire between now and March 5, 2018, will be eligible for legal status for another two-plus years. For others, legal status ends as early as March 6, 2018.
- If your permit is already expired, unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done.
HACES will continue supporting DACA families in the renewal of their work permits. Every Thursday from 1 PM to 7 PM- every staff member will dedicate their day to process your renewal until the October 5th deadline so that we may help as many DACA recipients as we can.
Service cost $50.00 donation
**If you do not have the money to pay for your renewal fee, please bring proof of income. (Pay stub, recent tax return, etc.)**