Do You Know What Happens When Your Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Grant and Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Expire?

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What will USCIS do if my DACA and EAD expire before my DACA renewal application has been approved?

USCIS may provide you with temporary DACA and an EAD, but only if you submitted your renewal application at least 120 days before your DACA and EAD expiration date and your DACA and EAD expire before your application is approved.  However, if you submitted your renewal application fewer than 120 days before the DACA and EAD expiration date, and they expire while USCIS is still processing the application, then you will likely lose your DACA status and employment authorization until USCIS makes a decision about the renewal application. If this happens, you will no longer be lawfully present in the U.S. This means that you begin accruing unlawful presence time if you are age 18 or older.  You will no longer have legal authorization to work after your EAD expires, so you may also be at risk of losing your employment.  Due to the possible negative repercussions of an expired DACA and EAD, it is very important that you apply for renewal no later than 120 days before the expiration of your DACA and EAD.  If you need assistance with your EAD or DACA renewal, please call or email Your Immigration Angel today!  We are ready to help you before it is too late!

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