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Trump Administration Ends DACA Immigration Program

The Trump Administration is rescinding the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) immigration program that was instituted by President Barack Obama in 2012. The program will be phased out over the next six (6) months to provide Congress with time to act to preserve the protections offered by the program if it chooses. The DACA program allows certain undocumented individuals who were brought to the United States as children to work, attend school, drive and live in the United States, provided they meet certain conditions of eligibility. You can read more about the program itself here.

Any current DACA recipient whose status is scheduled to expire on or before March 5, 2018, have until no later than October 5, 2017 by which to file an application to renew their DACA status If this applies to you, you should contact an experienced immigration attorney immediately to assist you in the filing of your renewal application.

If you are a DACA recipient, or could be affected in any way by the revocation of DACA, contact attorney Paul Schultz to schedule a consultation to discuss your next legal step. Mr. Schultz works out of both our Moorestown, NJ and Philadelphia offices. He can be reached at (856) 273-6679 or via email at [email protected].


Published September 5, 2017

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