Latest news: September 8, 2017

DACA to end in March 2018

On September 5, 2017, the Attorney General announced the DACA program would end in six months (March 5, 2018). The U.S. Congress has until that time to enact legislation to make DACA law.

What does this mean?

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will not accept any initial DACA and associated employment authorization document (EAD) applications filed on or after September 6, 2017.
  • If you submitted a DACA or EAD application on or before September 5, 2017, DHS will review it on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you are currently a DACA recipient, you will maintain your DACA and EAD benefits until your expiration date.
  • If your DACA permit and EAD card expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, you can submit a renewal application. However, your application must be filed and accepted by October 5, 2017.
    • Please note the DACA renewal workshops listed below.
  • If your DACA permit expires after March 5, 2018, you are not eligible to submit an extension application.
  • We continue to advise any DACA recipient to not travel outside the United States. If you are a DACA recipient currently outside the United States, we advise that you return to the country as soon as possible.
  • Effective September 5, 2017, DHS will no longer accept Form I-131 for Advance Parole from DACA recipients, which means DACA students should not participate in any study abroad programs.

DACA workshops

Various entities are sponsoring DACA workshops to help DACA recipients get their renewal application in by the October 5 deadline (applicable only for DACA recipients whose DACA permit and EAD expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018) or to provide more information.

You can attend one of these workshops to receive free help with your renewal application or legal advice.

Friday, September 22 | 10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, September 23 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m. | Indianapolis, Indiana

Monday, September 25 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m. | Indianapolis, Indiana

Know your rights

All individuals in the United States have basic rights, regardless of immigration status, country of origin, or citizenship.

Review your rights

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We also want to assure all DACA students that we remain fully committed to ensuring a welcoming, safe and civil community for all IU students.

President Michael A. McRobbie