BREAKING NEWS: Attorney General Jeff Sessions says DACA immigration policy is being rescinded http://cnn.it/2xLwpjU
Posted by CNN on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has formerly announced that DACA is being rescinded.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was a program implemented by President Obama five years ago in an executive order. On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced they are revoking DACA almost immediately. There will be a six-month window as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins a wind down of the program, which would give Congress time to act on the proposed Dream Act.
DACA provided nearly 800,000 undocumented youths who came to the United States as minors protection from deportation, granted them work permits, helped them go to school and allowed them to get driver’s licenses.
According to CBS News, here’s what people currently on DACA should be aware of:
- DHS will use the six-month waiting period to determine what will happen with the renewal process.
- Any applications for initial entry into DACA that is dated after Sept. 5 will be rejected by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
- USCIS will be determining on a case by case basis which applications for initial DACA filed before Sept. 5 warrant legal status.
- If your DACA permit expires by March 5, you can renew if you file before Oct. 5.