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DACA Deferred Action

On September 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the administration was rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly known as DACA. The rescission is effective on March 5, 2018. Any DACA recipient whose status expires after March 5, 2018 may continue in status until their official end date. No renewals are allowed after October 5, 2017.

Several bills to reinstate some form of protection for DACA recipients/Dreamers have been introduced in Congress. We will update this web site with new information if/when any of these bills passes.

The original DACA program was established on June 15, 2012, when the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and met several guidelines could request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal.