On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Here is some information and a collection of resources for DACA recipients, their families, and any who will be affected by this announcement. We will be updating this page with any new developments, so please check back in case there are any changes.
Current DACA Recipients
If you have a permit that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, the deadline for renewal was October 5, 2017. No renewal applications will be accepted if they were received after October 5.
Your permit is otherwise valid until it expires. To determine your expiration date, look at the I-795 Approval Notice and the bottom of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
You can no longer receive permission to travel abroad through Advance Parole. Any pending applications will not be processed and DHS will refund your fees.
Your Alabama driver's license will expire on the day that your permit expires.
You will not be able to attend a public university in the state of Alabama if your permit expires. However, most states (excepting Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina) do allow students to enroll in public colleges and universities, regardless of immigration status.
Anyone regardless of immigration status is able to receive healthcare treatment in all states at emergency rooms, community health centers, free clinics, and public health centers.
To learn more about how this will affect your right to work, please visit the United We Dream FAQ on Workplace Rights.
New DACA Applicants
If you submitted your application on or before September 5, 2017, USCIS will still process your application.
No new applications will be accepted after September 5.
How To Fight Back
The Trump administration has given Congress until March 5, 2018 to pass a legislative solution. There are currently four bills introduced to potentially address this issue: the BRIDGE Act, the Recognizing America's Children (RAC) Act, the 2017 Dream Act, and the Hope Act. To learn more about these bills, see the National Immigration Law Center's Side-by-Side comparison of DACA and related 2017 legislation.
Then, tell Congress. Use the ACLU Action Alert to send a message that you want them to co-sponsor the bipartisan Dream Act today.
- Congressional switchboard: 202- 224-3121
- Sen. Richard Shelby
334-223-7303 | 202-224-5744 | @SenShelby
- Sen. Luther Strange
334-230-0698 | 202-224-4124 | @SenatorStrange
- Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-01)
251-690-2811 | 202-225-4931 | @BradleyByrne
- Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02)
334-262-7718 | 202-225-2901 | @RepMarthaRoby
- Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-03)
256-235-2180 | 202-225-3261 | @RepMikeRogersAL
- Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-04)
256-734-6043 | 202-225-4876 | @Robert_Aderholt
- Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05)
256-551-0190 | 202-225-4801 | @RepMoBrooks
- Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-06)
205-968-1290 | 202-225-4921 | @USRepGaryPalmer
- Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07)
334-262-1919 | 202-225-2665 | @RepTerriSewell
United We Dream | Here To Stay (DACA Recipient Resources)
National Immigration Law Center
Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice
Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
Alabama Appleseed's Immigration Policy Project
Page last revised: October 9, 2017