Since the beginning of the DACA program Maxwell Street Legal Clinic has helped 226 young people get and keep their DACA status. MSLC has filed154 initial and 253 renewal applications, for a total of 407 applications. The application is expensive and the rules are clear. MSLC’s careful eligibility review has given us a 100% approval rate for submitted applications.
On September 5, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the DACA program was ending. No more initial applications would be considered. Current recipients whose DACA status was set expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 had one month to apply for a renewal. MSLC was able to send out 19 renewal applications before the October 5, 2017 deadline.