Post Office Fails to Deliver on Time, and DACA Applications Get Rejected

Dozens of young immigrants mailed renewal forms weeks before they were due. But their paperwork was delayed in the mail and then denied for being late.

News Story (New York)

Liz Robbins
New York Times (NYT)
November 10, 2017

Tags: Immigration Process

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society (New York City), Empire Justice Center, BronxWorks


According to lawyers from across the New York region, in at least 33 other cases, unusually long Postal Service delays resulted in rejections of DACA applications, throwing the lives of their clients into frantic limbo. Lawyers in Boston and Philadelphia, which also send their applications to the Chicago processing center, say they have not seen evidence of an issue with the mail.