5 Things You Can Do to get answers on your DACA being delayed.


Posted on October 25, 2016 by The United We Dream Policy and Advocacy Team

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Soooooooo we know you’ve been dealing with the headache of DACA delays. There have been a lot of complaints and reports of delayed processing by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

When this happens, DACA recipients risk deportation, losing their jobs and their ability to support their families.

The first thing you can do to prevent this is to apply within the recommended time frame of 140-150 days before your work permit expires.

But what happens when you sent in your application and now your DACA is delayed. What do you do then?

Here are 5 things you can do to get answers about your delayed DACA and add pressure:

1. Call the USCIS National Customer Service Center (NCSC)

Call USCIS and ask questions about your case at 1-800-375-5283. Be persistent in calling USCIS, ask them to elevate your case to a Tier 2 customer service representative. Make sure to ask for the name and ID # of the representative.

2. Share Your Case With Our UWD Advocacy Team

We got your back! Share your case with us at unitedwedream.org/DACAdelay. We can help flag your case with USCIS and continue to do advocacy with and for you.

3. Talk To Your Member of Congress!

Get your Member of Congress (find out who that is here). Tell them about your case and ask if there is anything they can do to ensure that USCIS renews your DACA on time.

4. Get your employer involved to write a letter to Dir. Leon Rodriguez.

Check out sample letter here. Send it to your congress representative and to us!

**Just to make sure ** renew 150 – 140 days prior to your expiration date

5. Join UWD and fight to make DACA stronger and better:

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