DACA Beneficiaries Must Renew Deferred Action

If you were granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or are a DACA recipient with an employment authorization document (EAD) that will expire in the next 120 days, you must apply for DACA renewal to avoid any lapse in your employment authorization or accrual of unlawful presence in the United States.

If your previous period of deferred action expires before you receive a renewal of deferred action under DACA, you will accrue unlawful presence and will not be authorized to work for any time between the periods of deferred action.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently posted a notice on its website reminding DACA recipients of the above consequences of failing to submit a request for renewal 120 days before the current period of deferred action expires.