The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Announces the End of DACA on September 5, 2017

On September 5, 2017, DHS ended the immigration program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA was established by President Obama to prevent the deportation of individuals who were brought into the U.S. as children and grant them work authorization.

DHS will honor any valid employment authorization (EAD) cards until they expire.

  • If you filed an initial or renewal¬†DACA/EAD application and it was accepting and pending as of September 5, 2017, USCIS will continue to process your case.
  • No new DACA applications will be accepted as of September 5, 2017.
  • If your DACA/EAD card is expiring from September 5, 2017 until March 5, 2018, file for a renewal as soon as possible. DHS will only accept DACA renewal applications until October 5, 2017.
  • If your DACA/EAD card was expired before September 5, 2017, you are not eligible to file a renewal application.
  • DHS will close all pending advance parole applications (travel authorization) for DACA holders and will issue a refund of the filing fees. DHS will not issue any more advance parole documents to DACA beneficiaries.
  • DHS will honor any previously granted advance parole applications.

At FBCL, we stand by DREAMERS and all of our DACA clients. If you are a DACA holder and want to know how this announcement affects you, or if you would like to explore your immigration options, please contact us at (415) 781-2338 or