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March 7, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement and information regarding the renewal process for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. With court challenges continuing, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is still accepting renewal applications for existing DACA recipients.

“For the young immigrants in Nevada who had the courage to come out of the shadows and enroll in the DACA program, it’s incredibly important that they know their rights and renew their protected status,” said Rosen. “I applaud and fully support Senator Cortez Masto’s efforts to push DHS to  speed up the DACA renewal process. Although recent federal court decisions have rendered Trump’s arbitrary DACA deadline meaningless for now, the need for permanent relief and a long-term solution for our Dreamers remains. It’s time for President Trump and Republicans in Congress to stop playing games and act now.”

BACKGROUND: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is still accepting renewal applications. Right now, DACA recipients who are eligible to apply for renewal can submit their DACA applications, and are encouraged to do so immediately. USCIS recommends 90 to 120 days to process renewal applications. Applicants are encouraged to visit USCIS’ website here to apply. Caseworkers in Rep. Rosen's Las Vegas office are available to answer any questions applicants in NV-03 might have about the DACA renewal process. Rep. Rosen's district office can be reached at (702) 963-9500.  

Rep. Rosen is an original co-sponsor of the bipartisan United and Securing America (USA) Act. This legislation would provide DREAMers conditional legal status in the U.S. while they pursue a green card to become legal permanent residents. DREAMers would then have the same opportunity as other green card-holders to become citizens. The legislation also requires the Department of Homeland Security to develop a southern border strategy that outlines what new technologies and devices can be used to achieve situational awareness and operational control of the border; authorizes the creation of new designated points of entry on the border; and requires the appointment of new immigration judges to better handle caseloads.

Congresswoman Rosen is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan DREAM Act (H.R. 3440) and has signed a discharge petition to force a floor vote in the House. Rosen is also a co-sponsor of the Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act, introduced by Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX). H.R. 3695 directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to protect individual application information submitted to DHS after June 15, 2012, as part of a request for consideration or reconsideration for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Nevada is home to 13,000 DACA recipients who know no home but the U.S.