As the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is being phased
out, many immigrants are faced with uncertainty. DACA protected approximately
800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation and allowed them to legally
work. With these protections removed, thousands of young adults are vulnerable
to removal to a country they may not remember. With the end of DACA, our
immigration attorneys are here to help you understand how these changes
will affect you.
What Will Happen to Current DACA Holders?
If you had applied or renewed before the deadline of September 5th, 2017, or were already a DACA holder, you will continue to receive the
deferred action and employment authorization until it is expired. You will not be able
to renew your DACA enrollment.
If your renewal date falls in between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018,
you will need to renew before October 5, 2017.
What Will Happen to My DACA Benefits When They Expire?
Because those who are registered for the DACA program are still considered
undocumented immigrants, you will become eligible for removal once more
once our registration expires. Currently, you are protected from deportation
actions, but these protections will disappear. Additionally, you will
lose your authorization to legally work in the U.S.
Once My DACA Benefits Expire, Will My Case Be Referred to ICE?
Under the current understanding, the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services
(USCIS) will not proactively provide DACA recipients’ information
to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Customs and Border Protection
(CBP) for enforcement. There are exceptions, such as when the requestor
meets the requirements for a Notice To Appear (NTA) or an ICE referral.
Additionally, if you have a pending application that has been denied, your
information will not be forwarded to ICE and CBP, unless you meet the
criteria for an NTA or an ICE referral, or are considered a threat to
public safety or national security.
As DACA comes to a close, our Garden City
immigration lawyers know that hundreds of thousands of immigrants will soon become
vulnerable to removal. At the
Kapoor Law Firm, we are committed to helping your fight to remain in the country you call
home. We are highly experienced in removal proceedings, and we can help
you prevent your removal from the U.S.
Schedule a consultation to discuss your case with our legal team.
Contact our offices online, or dial (516) 806-4070.