What happens now that the deadline to renew DACA has passed?

On September 18, 2017, Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Foundation announced that they had received donations in the amount of $170,000 to cover the renewal fee for all Rhode Island residents who are eligible to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.

The deadline to renew DACA status was October 5, 2017 has passed and according to members of the coalition that was helping Rhode Islanders to process their renewal, approximately 73 young adults completed their applications and took advantage of Governor Raimondo’s offer to pay the $495 renewal fee. The numbers approximately break down as follows: