Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
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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 


Jan. 13, 2018, Update:  
Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA.  Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017. Full article:

https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-response-january-2018-preliminary-injunction

Source: Department of Homeland Security Webpage
https://www.uscis.gov/archive/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca

For more information on DACA Renewals please click here.

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