On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced the wind-down of DACA. According to the White House, “this is a gradual process, not a sudden phase out”. USCIS has rescinded the June 15, 2012 DACA Memorandum. Below are a few pertinent points on the rescission.
- New applications for work permits will not be accepted after September 5, 2017.
- All existing work permits will be honored until their date of expiration up to two full years from September 5, 2017.
- Applications already in the pipeline will be processed.
- The Department will continue to accept and adjudicate renewal applications for those facing “near-term expiration” * if filed and accepted by USCIS by 10/5/2017).