IMPORTANT DACA RENEWAL INFORMATION: 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and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017. USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA. USCIS will not accept or approve advance parole requests from DACA recipients. For more information, CLICK HERE.
WHAT IS DACA?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allows certain young immigrants who were brought to this country as children and educated in the United States not to be deported, but instead granted temporary relief from removal and work authorization. If you get DACA, you become lawfully present – which means the government is saying you are allowed to be here - but you don’t get lawful status.
Being lawfully present may help you avoid certain harmful immigration consequences.
Individuals who demonstrate that they meet the guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) for a period of 2 years, subject to renewal for a period of 2 years, and may be eligible for employment authorization. Individuals who can demonstrate through verifiable documentation that they meet these link this ->guidelines will be considered for deferred action. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis under the DACA guidelines. You must pay filing fees totaling $465.00 by a money order (payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security) when your DACA request is filed.
Please Keep in Mind
- DACA as a program can be terminated at any time
- The government can take away an individual’s grant of DACA
- In certain rare circumstances, ICE may take enforcement action against people who apply for DACA