September 5, 2017 guidance from the Department of Homeland Security regarding the termination of the DACA program

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 GUIDANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY REGARDING THE TERMINATION OF THE DACA PROGRAM.

• DHS will adjudicate properly filed pending DACA initial requests and associated applications for Employment Authorization Documents that have been accepted by the Department as of 09/05/2017.

• DHS will reject all DACA initial requests and associated applications for Employment Authorization Documents filed after 09/05/2017.

• DHS will adjudicate properly filed pending DACA renewal requests and associated applications for Employment Authorization Documents from current beneficiaries that have been accepted by the Department as of 09/05/2017, and from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between 09/05/2017 and 03/05/2018 that have been accepted by the Department as of 10/05/2017.

• DHS will reject all DACA renewal requests and associated applications for Employment Authorization Documents filed outside of the parameters specified above.

• DHS will not terminate the grants of previously issued deferred action or revoke Employment Authorization Documents solely based on the directives in this memorandum for the remaining duration of their validity periods.

• DHS will not approve any new Form I-131 applications for advance parole under standards associated with the DACA program, although it will generally honor the stated validity period for previously approved applications for advance parole.

• DHS will administratively close all pending Form I-131 applications for advance parole filed under standards associated with the DACA program, and will refund all associated fees.

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