Following President Trump’s announcement ending the DACA program, a large coalition of undocumented immigrants, elected officials, and community, faith, business and labor leaders joined in solidarity to respond and demand a solution for millions of American families that leaves no one behind.
UPDATE In light of the new Trump Administration, here’s what you need to know about DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA):
- Initial DACA Applicants – It is unclear whether the Trump Administration will keep DACA and what it would do with the information collected through the program. If a community member still wants to pursue an initial DACA application, we will continue to assist with the initial application.
- Renewal DACA Applicants – For those who need a DACA renewal (as in their DACA is expiring before the end of 2017), we continue to support in the application process and fees, while funding lasts.
- Please note DACA is discretionary, and thus this program may be discontinued under the Trump Administration at any time. Individuals with DACA may lose work authorization or may not be allowed to renew their work authorization. If this happens, we will work with students to brainstorm creative strategies with regards to both legal status and work authorization.
- Do not apply for an initial or DACA renewal if you have a recent criminal history, as this may make you a priority for removal and provide the government with the information it needs to place you in removal proceedings. Consult with the USP attorney in such cases as we may be able to get post-conviction relief in your case.