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What Does Rescission of DACA Mean for You? What Does Rescission of DACA Mean for You?

What Does Rescission of DACA Mean for You?

As anticipated, the Trump Administration announced its decision to “wind down” the DACA program. Specifically, no new DACA applications filed after today will be processed, currently pending DACA applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and renewal applications will be adjudicated only for beneficiaries with benefits expiring between now and March 5, 2018, and which have been filed as of Oct. 5, 2017. The six month wind down is intended to give Congress an opportunity to act on a DACA / Dreamer solution.
 
Employers are encouraged to continue conducting timely reverification of employment authorization in connection with their ongoing I-9 employment verification obligations. To the extent employers are aware of DACA as the basis of employment authorization, they should encourage affected employees with employment authorization cards expiring on or before March 5, 2018, to renew and extend DACA benefits as soon as possible and before the Oct. 5, 2017 deadline.
 
For additional background on the end of DACA and other changes to employment-based immigration, please see last week's article. For more information on our Immigration Practice, contact Jenifer Brown or Christl Glier.

This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances. 


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