The USCIS is no longer accepting initial or renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, including the I-765 EAD application.

In September, President Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While he did leave a window for Congress to pass a replacement before its protections are phased out, the USCIS is no longer accepting initial or renewal applications as of Oct. 5, 2017.

What about applicants living in the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico?

The USCIS is still considering DACA requests received from residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on a case-by-case basis.

What happens if I currently have DACA?

If you currently have DACA, you will be allowed to keep your DACA status and your work authorization until they expire.

What if I sent in my renewal application before Oct. 5?

If your application was accepted by the USCIS before Oct. 5, 2017, then your case will be considered.

They will also adjudicate any initial requests that were accepted before Sept. 5, 2017.

What do I do if my EAD was lost, stolen, or destroyed?

If you have DACA and your still-valid EAD was lost stolen or destroyed, you can submit Form I-765 to request a replacement EAD at any time.