The Trump administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 5, 2017. The Dept. of Homeland Security has announced that it will no longer accept new DACA applications, but that those currently enrolled in DACA will be able to continue working until their permits expire. Importantly, DHS stated that those whose permits expire by March 5, 2018, will be permitted to apply for two-year renewals as long as they do so by October 5, 2017. If your DACA expires before March 5, 2018, you MUST apply to renew your DACA within the next thirty days. We cannot emphasize enough how much time is of the essence here.
Professor Violeta Chapin and her law students from the University of Colorado Law School will host workshops for anyone whose DACA expires within the timeline above to renew their DACA. These renewals will be free and completely confidential. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services does require that each DACA applicant pay $495 to renew their DACA; if you can bring a check or money order with you for that amount, please do so. If you do NOT have the $495 for the renewal fee, there is a possibility that we will have some funds available to cover the amount, but it is not guaranteed.