CCUSA, CLINIC and MRS urge DHS to extend DACA deadline, provide fee relief for hurricane victims

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September 15, 2017

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Catholic Charities USA and the USCCB’s Migration and Refugee Services joined to urge DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke to extend the Oct. 5, 2017 deadline set by the administration for certain renewals. The letter was sent following the administration’s announcement to phase out DACA and providing a narrow window for certain DACA recipients (those with DACA valid until March 5, 2018) to file for renewal by Oct. 5, 2017 and subsequent hurricanes that have ravaged eastern Texas, Florida and other southeastern states. The letter requests a three-month extension for DACA renewal applicants and filing fee relief for eligible DACA renewal applicants living in hurricane affected areas.