In the face of non-compliance by some individuals, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced severe consequences for DACA recipients who have not yet returned work permits that are valid for 3 years and were issued by the Federal Government after February 16, 2015.
USCIS provided advance notice that it made an error in issuing approximately 2,100 work permits for individuals under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for 3 years, instead of the 2 years currently allowed.
USCIS invalidated those documents and issued new permits with the correct expiration date. It also sent letters requiring all individuals who received the wrong employment authorization cards to return them to its offices by July 31.
USCIS warned that as of July 31, it will cancel DACA and work authorization for anyone who does not comply with this requirement.
This is very serious, since by canceling DACA, the person becomes undocumented again.
Please do not risk your immigration status. If you have a work permit or approval letter for DACA that shows a validity of more than 2 years and that was issued by the Federal Government after February 16, 2015, return them immediately to a local USCIS office.