No. For many of you, all is not lost.
The Trump administration is ending DACA, but there is an opportunity to renew – if your DACA will run out before March 5, 2018, AND you apply for renewal before October 5, 2017. Notice that second date – you MUST apply to renewe before October 5!
According to the official Department of Homeland Security, it:
“Will adjudicate—on an individual, case by case basis—properly filed pending DACA renewal requests and associated applications for Employment Authorization Documents from current beneficiaries that have been accepted by the Department as of the date of this memorandum, and from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between the date of this memorandum and March 5, 2018 that have been accepted by the Department as of October 5, 2017.”
In addition, people whose renewals are already in process will not be affected by Secretary Sessions’ September 5 announcement. DHS will accept no more initial DACA applications, nor will it issue travel permission to DACA holders. But many can renew, if they act fast.
So, if your DACA will expire before March 5, 2018, and you have not yet applied to renew, apply right away! Run; do not walk, to the best lawyer you can find and file that renewal application! There is no time to lose!
Linnartz Immigration Law can help with that. Give us a call or an e-mail.