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Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Representing the 4th District of Illinois

Gutiérrez Alert: Those Who Can Renew DACA Before Oct. 5 Deadline Should Do So Immediately

September 12, 2017
Press Release
English and Spanish social media and web alerts target those whose DACA expiration falls between now and March 5, 2018
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Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued an alert on social media and on his website to tell DACA recipients whose DACA status expires between now and March 5, 2018, to submit renewal applications as soon as possible in order to make the October 5, 2017 deadline. 

As part of the President’s decision to fully terminate DACA in six months, the Department of Homeland Security will accept renewal applications ONLY for those DACA recipients whose status expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.  As many as 154,000 of the almost 800,000 DACA recipients fall into this category and could renew their DACA status and work authorization for two years, if they apply in time. 

The Congressman’s office in Chicago is acting as a resource center for residents of the Fourth District of Illinois who are in this group who can renew immediately.  Only applicants whose expiration dates fall inside this narrow window can renew and applications received after October 5, 2017 will be rejected by DHS. .  Residents with questions or seeking an appointment to speak with the Congressman’s staff should call (773) 342-0774.

“Nationwide, there are more than 150,000 DACA recipients who can renew their status for a full two years if they act fast,” Rep. Gutiérrez said.  “We want to get as many of them signed up as possible in Chicago and everywhere else, so we need to get the word out and protect as many people as we can for as long as we can, even while we work towards legislation like the DREAM Act in Congress.”

The Congressman’s previously scheduled Community Town Hall Forum at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14 at Roberto Clemente Community Academy, is being partly repurposed to serve DACA recipients seeking information. 

“I had a Town Hall meeting scheduled for this week and I want to make sure that in addition to having the normal Town Hall with constituents, everyone who has questions about their DACA should come too,” Rep. Gutiérrez said.  “We will have resources and information and you can make appointments to meet with my staff to make sure applications are filed correctly and on time.”

Rep. Gutiérrez is in his 13th term representing the Fourth District of Illinois.  He is a Member of the Judiciary Committee and is the Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

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The Text of the Congressman’s alert in English and Spanish:

ALERT ON DACA NOW

Current DACA recipients whose authorizations expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and Mar. 5, 2018, DHS will only adjudicate DACA renewal applications received by Oct. 5, 2017.  DHS will reject all renewal applications received after that date.

BUT: To ensure your renewal application is accepted for adjudication in time, applications must be submitted as soon as possible and should be mailed with delivery confirmation or tracking.

  • DHS no longer accepts first-time DACA applications as of Sept. 6, 2017.
  • DHS will continue to process and render decisions on first-time DACA applications received by Sept. 5, 2017.
  • DHS will honor current DACA grants and associated work permits through their expiration dates.
  • Recipients whose DACA authorizations expire on or after Mar. 6, 2018 may not renew their authorizations.  Once DACA recipients’ authorizations expire, they will become subject to removal like other removable individuals.

Source: House Judiciary Dems

 

ALERTA SOBRE DACA

PERIODO DE RENOVACIÓN INMEDIATO

Si eres uno de los beneficiarios actuales de DACA cuya autorización expira entre el 5 de septiembre del 2017 y el 5 de marzo del 2018, recuerda que el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) solo procesará solicitudes para la renovación de DACA si son recibidas antes del 5 de  octubre del 2017. DHS rechazará todas las solicitudes de renovación recibidas después de esa fecha.

PERO: Para asegurar que tu solicitud de renovación sea aceptada para ser procesada a tiempo, la solicitud debe ser enviada lo antes posible y debes enviarla por correo certificado, para confirmar su entrega.

  • Si solicitaste DACA por primera vez y DHS recibió tu solicitud antes del 5 de septiembre del 2017, DHS continuará procesando y tomando decisiones sobre esas solicitudes.
  • Si planeabas solicitar el beneficio de DACA por primera vez,  es importante saber que DHS ya no está aceptando nuevas solicitudes a partir del 6 de septiembre del 2017.
  • DHS honrará tu estatus de DACA y tu permiso de trabajo vigente hasta la fecha de su expiración.
  • Beneficiarios de DACA que tienen autorizaciones que expiran en o después del 6 de marzo del 2018, no podrán renovar sus autorizaciones. En cuanto sus autorizaciones expiren, podrán ser sujetos a ser removidos del país al igual que otros individuos removibles.

Fuente de Información: Demócratas del Comité Judicial de la Cámara Baja.

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