Post Office Fails to Deliver On Time; DACA Applications Are Rejected
From the New York Times, 11/10/11, a story that chills the heart:
“The paperwork was mailed from New York in plenty of time. On Sept. 14, Allison Baker, a lawyer for the Legal Aid Society, sent a client’s application to renew a permit that would let him stay and work in the United States legally as part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — long before the Oct. 5 deadline. It was sent certified mail to be safe.
Tracking data from the United States Postal Service shows the envelope arriving in Chicago on Sept. 16 on its way to the regional processing warehouse of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that administers the program known as DACA.
Then the packet started circling Chicago in a mysterious holding pattern. From Sept. 17 to Sept. 19, it was “in transit to destination.” Then its tracking whereabouts disappeared until Oct. 4. Once again, it was “on its way.”
On Oct. 6, a day too late, it was delivered. And the application, for a 24-year-old man who asked to be identified only as José because his legal status was uncertain, was rejected.”
The Times reports that at least 33 other applicants had the same experience. Meanwhile, the Trump Administration says it’s the actual delivery that counts, not the postmark, so even though these DREAMers submitted their applications well before the deadline, their applications have been rejected. Read more:
Or read in Spanish: https://www.nytimes.com/es/2017/11/10/daca-servicio-postal-dreamers/