Trump Ends DACA, Allows Renewal Window for 30 Days

Keeping an election promise he made to other Republicans to end DACA, President Trump has bowed to pressure by Republican governors from Texas and other states to halt the program. As of today, no new initial DACA applications will be approved, and no advance parole cases will be granted.

Renewal applications that are pending now will continue to be granted. Any renewal application filed on or before October 5, 2017 will also be granted, provided the current DACA validity period expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.

DACA approvals will continue to remain valid until they expire, and none will be revoked except in instances where the person has become ineligible, for a criminal arrest or conviction for example.

If your DACA approval expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, you should consider renewing your DACA by the deadline of October 5, 2017. Here is the link to the memorandum ending the DACA program:

Here is an FAQ.

Now that DACA is ending, we need Congress to pass a law allowing for legal status for DREAMers. The best way to do this is for people to call their Senators and Congressperson and ask them to support passage of the DREAM Act.

You can find your Congressperson by entering your zip code on the House of Representatives website ( and your Senator on this website:

Urge them to pass the DREAM Act, and also encourage your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to urge passage of the DREAM Act.