USCIS Recalling 3-Year DACA Work Permits issued or mailed after February 16, 2015
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a recall on 3-year DACA work permits issued after February 16, 2015. Due to the injunction set by a federal judge in Texas, permits that were issued or mailed by USCIS after February 16 were erroneously mailed to DACA applicants and must be returned. USCIS will reissue 2-year work permits once the 3-year permits are received.
DACA recipients should be advised the three-year work permit recall only applies to SOME individuals who received a card after the February 16, 2015, court order.
If you received a letter or were contacted directly by USCIS regarding the recall of certain three-year work permits, you must IMMEDIATELY return your three-year work permit, also called an Employment Authorization Document, to your local USCIS office.
If you fail to return your card, USCIS will terminate your DACA and all employment authorizations effective July 31, 2015. Please carefully read the information USCIS sent to you or visit uscis.gov for details.
New resources are available at uscis.gov including:
- A new online tool that three-year DACA recipients can use to verify whether they need to return their work permit
- A new quick facts Web page
- A fact sheet (also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese)
If you have not been contacted by USCIS and you received a three-year card after February 16, 2015, please do not hesitate to contact our office to speak with an experienced immigration attorney.