In case you haven’t noticed, President Donald Trump is in the middle of completely changing the way the United States deals with immigrants and immigration. Though he thus far hasn’t touched the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program set up by former President Barack Obama, there remains a chance that he’ll end it. DACA gave two-year renewable deportation deferments to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children.
Renewing your DACA waiver
If you’re a DACA user who is worried about Trump disbanding the system, here’s how to go about renewing your waiver right now:
First off, make sure you plan ahead. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, you should file for renewal between 150 and 120 days before your DACA waiver is set to expire. If your DACA waiver expires before you’ve been granted a renewal, you’ll be undocumented and won’t have the ability to work during that time.
These forms can then be sent to the USCIS.
The future of DACA
Trump hasn’t announced a plan for DACA yet, though during his candidacy he said he would reverse all of Obama’s executive orders relating to immigration. In a draft executive order obtained by Vox, Trump’s team seems to say that while no more DACA waivers will be given out, existing waivers and work permits will be honored.