United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reversed course and will allow DACA applications delayed in the mail as well as potentially thousands of applications left in a mailbox overnight to be resubmitted. Applicants who are able to prove that their documents were delayed in the mail or were delivered properly on the deadline and were rejected as late anyway will be allowed to reapply for renewal. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) renewal application deadline was October 5th.
While the USCIS has promised to reach out to applicants whose applications were rejected as late, it is unknown if or when this outreach will happen. Many lawyers representing DACA applicants have reported seemingly arbitrary denials and potential bad faith examinations of applications. Only after it became widely-reported that applications sent weeks early experienced mail delays and applications delivered on the deadline were rejected as late did the government offer recourse.
The ultimate fate of the nearly 800,000 Dreamers whom have benefited from DACA is still uncertain, with news on the topic changing all the time. The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth offers immigration assistance and can help current and former DACA recipients examine possible avenues for legal immigration. Call us today at 888-517-9888 for a free immigration consultation.