Fearing DACA’s Return May Be Brief, Immigrants Rush to Renew

With their fates split in the courts, in the halls of Congress, and, seemingly, the White House, DACA recipients across the country scrambled to do what was in their power.

News Story (NATIONAL)

Liz Robbins, Miriam Jordan
New York Times (NYT)
January 16, 2018

Tags: Immigration Process

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society (New York City)


On the first day young immigrants were able to renew the permits giving them temporary protection from deportation — as ordered by a California district court last week and authorized by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services over the holiday weekend — Ms. Alcaide, 17, had booked the first appointment of the day at the Legal Aid Society of New York.

“I had to take my chance,” said Ms. Alcaide, whose permit for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, expires in May. “It’s always uncertain, so you have to do it as soon as possible.”