DACA applicants get second chance after US mail delay

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) Renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program can be resubmitted after mail delays caused application rejections.

The U.S. Postal Service says there was a temporary mail processing delay in Chicago that delayed applications.

New Mexico Senator Martin Henrich is one of two dozen U.S. senators who wrote a letter to the Department of Homeland Security asking officials to look over the applicants whose extension requests were submitted on time, but delayed in the mail system.

“I’m pleased that Dreamers whose applications were rejected due to Postal Service delays will be able to resubmit their renewals for DACA. In the five years since its implementation, DACA has changed the lives of many of our brightest students and veterans who have come out of the shadows to earn an education, contribute to our economy, and give back to their communities and their country,” Heinrich said in a release. “My office is available to assist anyone who has questions on resubmitting their DACA renewals. I will continue to fight for Dreamers and the promise DACA represents for thousands of young people across New Mexico.”

Recipients had until Oct. 5 to renew their DACA documents.

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