For current information regarding the Deferred Action for early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program; please visit Homeland Security website.
What is DACA?
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status. This is all made possible through an Executive Action by the Obama administration; as this is not a law, this status can be revoked or terminated at any time by the executive branch of the government (US President).
For more information on all up-to-date requirements and related information, please visit www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals
- More details related DACA? Please check out the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) website
- How do I request for consideration of DACA? Please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
- San Diego State University FAQ’s on DACA
- Data Calculator (when to renew your DACA)
If you have not heard back regarding your DACA renewal status, you can contact your legislative representative who may be able to assist. Prior to contacting your representative, we recommend researching their stance on DACA as some may or may not be supportive.
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