DACA at WSU
On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced an end to the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. This means that if you already have DACA, your work permit will continue to be valid until its expiration date. Given the current situation, this FAQ provides information and recommendations that may help you decide what to do with respect to your DACA status.
The following FAQs are meant to explain what the announcement entails and how it may affect various aspects of your life as a student and colleague. However, the information in this FAQ is not legal advice. Every person’s situation is different. We will periodically update this page to keep information current; however, this is a developing situation and we cannot guarantee that all information is up-to-date. It is important to check the Department of Homeland Security website and trusted immigration law websites for new information.
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What is DACA?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been a program established by President Obama in 2012 that granted a form of temporary protection from deportation known as “deferred action” to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. before the age of 16, resided in the U.S. since June 2007 and met other requirements.
Is my DACA still valid?
Your DACA is valid until its expiration date. DACA and work permits (Employment Authorization Documents) will remain valid until its expiration date. To determine when your DACA and work permit expires, look at your I-795 Approval Notice and the bottom of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
Should I reapply for DACA?
Although best answered through legal counsel, it is recommended that if your work permit expires in the next six months, you should re-apply right away. If you have a DACA application (initial or renewal) that was accepted for processing by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) through September 5, 2017, the agency will continue with the process of adjudicating your application. USCIS no longer will accept first-time applications after September 5, 2017. If you currently have DACA and your DACA expires between now and March 5, 2018, you can submit your application for a two-year renewal by October 5, 2017. After October 5, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will no longer accept any renewal applications. If accepted, this provides you two more years. Again, the deadline to re-apply is October 5, 2017. More information about submitting a DACA renewal application is available at www.nilc.org/dacarenewalprocess/.
Is there any guidance provided on the application process?
Yes, there will be several renewal info sessions workshops in Pullman put on by the law clinic of the University of Idaho. Contact Marcela Pattinson at email@example.com with the Office of Multicultural Student Services for more information.