Immigration Advocates Clear Questions On DACA 3-Year Permits

NBC News reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is asking some recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to return their three-year work permits. Last year, President Obama announced he would expand DACA to benefit more immigrants and extend it for a period of three years instead of two. But a federal district court in Texas granted a preliminary injunction on in February that temporarily blocked Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration. In a statement to NBC News, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it discovered that a group of approximately 2,000 individuals had been “erroneously” issued three-year instead of two-year employment authorization documents (EAD) after the Texas ruling. “USCIS is notifying these individuals, instructing them to return their three-year EAD, and replacing them with a two-year EAD,” USCIS said in a statement.

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