Guidelines for Prospective DACA Applicants

  1. Trump’s administration ends the DACA program abruptly, announcing that all previously issued work permits and DACA issuances are invalid immediately.
  2. Trump’s administration allows those who already have DACA and a work permit to keep them until they expire on their own. No new applications will be accepted.
  3. Trump’s administration announces that DACA will end on a certain date (perhaps until the end of the year) and perhaps applications will be accepted until a certain date.
  1. Consult with an immigration attorney or a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representative. Discuss your options with them and if you decide to apply, be sure to have them sign a Form G-28 (Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative) and submit it with your application so they will be able to assist you throughout the process.
  2. It takes time for a DACA application to be processed. If you apply for DACA today, it takes up to three months or more to process a DACA application. If the program is ended, we do not know what USCIS will do about pending applications.
  3. Save up. There is no guarantee of getting your application fee back. If you decide to send in your application make sure it’s the right amount of $495 for the application fee, Make a copy of the money order and keep in mind that there is no guarantee that it will be returned to you if the program ends.
  4. We do not know if USCIS will share information with other agencies. We do not know how USCIS will treat the information they have on DACA applicants if the program ends.

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UWD is the first and largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation & advocates for the dignity of immigrant families, regardless of immigration status.