U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued guidance on the many reports of mailing and other problems affecting DACA renewal filings.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) identified mail service delays that affected some DACA renewal requests, meaning that they were not received by USCIS before the renewal deadline. USCIS has agree to accept "late" filings if the applicant provides proof that the request was originally mailed in in time, and that the delay was caused by USPS.
In addition, USCIS admits that some DACA renewal request that were filed on time were mistakenly rejected. USCIS will contact those DACA requestors to let them know that they can resubmit their DACA request. Even if a DACA requestor does not get such a notice from USCIS, they can resubmit his or her DACA request with proof that the request was previously received at the designated filing location on or before the filing deadline.
Elaine Martin has been practising US and global immigration law since 1997. She is an immigrant herself (from Ireland), so has a special understanding of the legal and emotional challenges involved in relocating to a new country.