Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (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 key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal.

DACA gives young undocumented immigrants: 1) protection from deportation, and 2) a work permit.  
DACA does not grant a path to permanent residency or citizenship.

Eligibility Requirements

As of today

  • Initial or renewal requests for DACA are not being accepted. Certain requests received from residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Advance parole requests associated with DACA are no longer being accepted.

Source: Department of Homeland Security Webpage

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