About 1,500 People Could Lose Their DACA – Are You One of Them?
“USCIS put the wrong expiration date on about 2,500 work permits and demanding they be returned by July 30th in exchange for a corrected one. If they don’t – USCIS is threatening to take away their DACA status entirely.”
“Confused? UWD built a confidential, free and easy online tool to navigate this complicated situation and break down the details and give you peace of mind.”
“This only applies to some of the people who got “three-year” work permits. Most of the 665,000 DACA recipients are cool & in the clear.”
Better safe than sorry – check to see whether this applies to you.
- You have gotten a letter or call from USCIS telling you to return a three-year work permit
- You got a three-year work permit after February 16, 2015 (no matter what the date on your work permit is)
- The date on your three-year DACA work permit is after February 16, 2015 (no matter when you received your approval notice)
If you may meet these criteria, see below for the situation that applies to you and take action immediately.
Deadline is July 30th
USCIS says that the deadline for returning your three-year DACA is July 30, 2015. You should get it in sooner than that to be safe.
Consequences Are Serious
USCIS says that you may lose your DACA status if you meet the criteria and don’t return your three-year work permit.
This means you could lose your job and accrue unlawful presence in the U.S. which could have an impact on any future immigration case.
What USCIS Has Already Done:
USCIS has already mailed up to three letters and made calls to people who this may apply asking that you mail back their 3-year EADs. Most people also received a new, valid two-year work permit in the mail already.
USCIS is serious about getting the mistaken three-year work permits back.
We have learned that staff from USCIS will begin visiting homes of these people to get them.
This is not the same as a visit by ICE, USCIS staff plan to visit homes only to get the mistaken three year work permits. They will identify themselves and give you a receipt when you give them your three-year permit. They will not ask questions about anyone else in the home.
Why is This Happening?
“Last November, the President announced improvements to DACA – including an extension of work permits from 2 years to 3 years – and then they started issuing three-year work permits.”
“But on February 16, a Texas judge ordered that Obama stop issuing any more three-year permits and switch back to the two-year permits until the court case clears.”
“But USCIS made a mistake – they kept issuing three-year work permits for a while after the judge ruled on February 16. Now, they’re requiring the people who got those mistaken three-year permits to exchange them for valid two-year permits. Most have already exchanged them, but there are still some folks who haven’t.”
“Most people don’t have to worry – the original rules for DACA from 2012 remain intact.”
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