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What is DACA?

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was created to allow undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before June 15, 2007 as a child under the age of 16 the ability to receive deferred action for a period of two years. DACA recipients have met specific criteria pertaining to education and public safety, with each applicant being handled on a case-by-case basis. 

On July 16, 2021, a federal court found DACA unlawful. The government cannot grant new DACA applications, but existing DACA recipients are allowed to retain their grant of DACA and apply for renewal.

To read provision requirements for DACA, please click here.
For more information about DACA and its guidelines click here.

Por información en Español haz clic aquí.

DACA Updates

Important Information on DACA Rescission


Reminders for DACA Recipients and Employers

U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Resource Guide for Educators, School Administrators, and Community Leaders

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Toolkit: Resources for Community Partners

Avoid Scams

Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

US Department of Education: DACA Youth Resource Guide