Urgent Information on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
On September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over the next two and half years. For more information, please see ILRC’s helpful information.
If you have a current, unexpired grant of DACA, you will continue to have DACA until your work permit’s expiration date.
- If your work permit expires ON OR BEFORE MARCH 5, 2018, please contact our office at 559-558-5118 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. USCIS will continue to accept and process renewal applications for the above dates ONLY until October 5, 2017.
- USCIS will not accept any other new initial applications.
Any criminal arrest, charge, or conviction can put you at risk with immigration authorities.
- Avoid contact with law enforcement that may result in a criminal arrest; if you end up being arrested, contact our office immediately at 559-558-5118.
- Do not answer any questions from an immigration agent if they try to talk to you, and do not sign anything without first speaking to a lawyer. You have the right to have a hearing before an immigration judge (unless you have a prior order of deportation).
Many DACA recipients may be eligible for another immigration option.
- Please contact our office at 559-558-5118 for a consultation with Attorney Camille about your specific case and possible other options.