From CLIA Director Max Graves, September 5, 2017:
The announcement regarding the phase-out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals raises many questions that cannot be immediately answered. Be assured that CLIA will be working to fully understand the ruling and its impact on our clients.
Today I want to emphasize the following points:
- If you currently have a work authorization through the DACA program, you will be able to keep that work authorization until the expiration date on your work card.
- If your work authorization expires on or before March 5, 2018, you may renew but the renewal application must be submitted to USCIS by October 5, 2017.
- As of today, no further DACA applications may be filed.
- It is our recommendation that current DACA beneficiaries do not travel outside the country even if they have a work card and have been granted a travel document.
For more information immediately, go to the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services website. At that link, there is a "Frequently Asked Questions" section and an overall view of the DACA decision.
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