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April 12, 2022, 5:40 PM UTC

DACA Recipients Can Renew Online, Part of USCIS Shift From Paper

Andrew Kreighbaum
Andrew Kreighbaum

Immigrants seeking to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protections can now do so online.

The new online filing option for the DACA program, announced Tuesday, is the latest step that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is taking to adopt technology and transition away from largely paper-based operations.

The online filing option currently is only available for DACA recipients who are renewing their status, not initial applicants.

The program offers protection from deportation and work authorization to roughly 636,000 young, undocumented immigrants. DACA renewal applicants must file a separate employment authorization application, also available online, USCIS said.

The agency’s ...

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