Illinois, USA – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is urging for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to file their renewal requests before the deadline.
DACA, The program that came during the Obama Administration, allowed undocumented immigrants in the U.S. who arrived as children to be able to stay in the country.
President Trump had originally moved forward to end the DACA program last August; after Trump moved forward with this cancellation it was announced that no new applications were going to be considered.
With that being said, Immigrants who are current recipients, and have a permit set to expire on March 5, 2018, would have the opportunity to renew their permit for an additional two years.
However, with the deadline speedily approaching dreamers now have until tomorrow October, 5th.
Dreamers who have renewed, or are continuing forward with a permit already in place are still going to be recognized by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Officials have stated that with different recipients having different expiration dates, then the program will end at a certain date for each one, but the final authorization would be set to end on March 5th, 2020.
Thousands of “Dreamers” in Illinois, and across the nation are tremendously worried over what the state and the federal government is going to do with their submitted information.
The Illinois News Connection sat down in an interview with Laura Mendoza, an immigrant officer at the resurrection project.
During the Interview, Mendoza urges those who are looking for help to only seek it out for trusted sources.
In her opinion, the best thing that can be done at this time is to stay up-to-date and get involved with the debate on immigration.
Listen to the interview here: