2016 Election Result – Important Message for DACA Applicants and Recipients

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM EBSC FOR DACA APPLICANTS AND RECIPIENTS

Last Updated: 14 March 2017

In the aftermath of the U.S. election result, EBSC has the following procedures** for DACA applicants and DACA recipients:


Initial DACA Applicants:

EBSC is currently not processing initial (first time) DACA applications as of now unless you already have a pending immigration application with USCIS such as a U visa application.

If your Initial DACA application is currently pending with USCIS, you must wait until USCIS makes a decision on your case. Make sure to attend your biometrics (fingerprint) appointment. If you have not received an appointment yet, please contact us at daca@eastbaysanctuary.org

Renewal DACA Applicants:

If your DACA and work permit expires in more than 12 months (after March 1st, 2018)

  • We advise you not to renew your DACA right now as we think USCIS may reject your application as being filed too early.
  • Please come to one of our DACA renewal workshops without registering. Each workshop starts with an informational session where you can ask questions and express your concerns (first 20 to 30min).

o   Our upcoming workshops are scheduled on the following dates/time at our office.

  • 03/14/2017  at 5:30 p.m.
  • 03/21/2017 at 6:00 p.m.

If your DACA and work permit expires within 6 months (before September 1st, 2017)

  • We are advising most of our clients in this situation to renew their DACA as soon as possible.
  • It is very important that if your DACA expires in less than 6 months you come to one of our workshops so that we can screen you and assess whether we should file your renewal.
  • Please register for one of our workshops using the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfMSIZ8yWpaGmUrVASI0NP0n7OPzmn2U1V0usr-xs5N625UA/viewform

If your DACA and work permit expires in 6 – 12 months (between September 1st and February 28, 2018)

  • It is up to you if you want to renew your DACA and work permit.

o   There is a possibility that USCIS rejects your renewal application because you are trying to renew your DACA too early, but a rejection of an application does not affect your current immigration status negatively.

  • Please come to one of our DACA renewal workshops without registering. Each workshop starts with an informational session where you can ask questions and express your concerns (first 20 to 30min). We will also explain the pros and cons of filing your DACA renewal earlier than usually allowed.

o   Our upcoming workshops are scheduled on the following dates/time at our office

  • 03/14/2017  at 5:30 p.m.
  • 03/21/2017 at 6:00 p.m.

** If DACA is repealed, application forms will not be filled-out at these workshops. Instead, we will be providing informational sessions.

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