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Congressman Jim Costa

Representing the 16th District of California

Costa Urges DREAMers to Mail DACA Renewal Applications Today

Oct 3, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) issued the following statement today to encourage recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to mail their renewal application today to ensure the applications are received by the October 5, 2017 deadline:

“When the Administration decided to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, last month, the deadline for DACA renewal was set at October 5, 2017. This is two days from today. Many of us in Congress, and at all levels of government across the country, have taken multiple actions to urge the Administration to extend the deadline for DACA renewal. However, it currently seems unlikely that the deadline will be extended, so I am encouraging DREAMers to send in their renewal applications today to help ensure the applications will arrive by the October 5th deadline.

“Extending the DACA renewal deadline or similar piecemeal immigration policy will not be enough, however, to fix our broken immigration system or protect our DREAMers in the long term. As I have been saying for years, America’s immigration system is broken, and we must pass bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform to address the very real problems with our current immigration system. I will continue to work with members on both sides of the aisle to provide America with the stable, just, and commonsense immigration policy we so badly need.”