On Tuesday, Sept. 5th, the President is expected to make an announcement regarding DACA. There are some reports that President Trump may end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. At this time, we do not know when or if the DACA program will be terminated or what the end of the program may look like. For example, will those with DACA continue to be protected from deportation and able to use their work permits until they expire? Or will DACA approvals and work permits be revoked? The Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s “WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW IF THE DACA PROGRAM ENDS?” has important information to know should the program end. Please pass this info on to students and colleagues who may express concern. You might also choose to post the information in your classroom or office.
Update: AFT has released two flyers re: DACA. One is Important DACA Update for Educators and the other is an FAQ for DACA students. One of the most important pieces of information is that individuals whose DACA and work permit expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 must submit their DACA renewal by October 5, 2017.