U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USICS) will hold a national stakeholder engagement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) final rule.

Key Points:

  • The engagement will be held Thursday, Sept. 22 from 3:30 to 4 p.m. EST.
  • USCIS officials will provide an overview of the DACA final rule and respond to stakeholder questions; USCIS reiterated it will not address questions related to specific cases, topics outside the scope of the engagement or issues under active litigation.
  • To register for the webinar, visit the USCIS public engagement page.

Additional Information: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the final DACA regulation in the Federal Register in late August. The regulation was designed to “preserve and fortify” DACA, which shields hundreds of thousands of individuals who were brought to the U.S. unlawfully as children from deportation and allows them to apply for work authorization. It is scheduled to take effect Oct. 31; however, litigation over DACA continues and immigration advocates have stressed that litigation could delay the regulation’s Oct. 31 effective date. Individuals in need of renewals should submit applications as early as they are eligible, given the uncertainty around the litigation.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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