The following information is from National Immigration Law Center ( NILC: https://www.nilc.org/issues/daca/)

On June 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would not deport certain undocumented youth who came to the United States as children. Under a directive from the DHS secretary, these youth may be granted a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” The Obama administration called this program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. This page provides guidance on how to apply for DACA, renew DACA, and other important information on DACA.


President Donald Trump said during his campaign for president that he intends to rescind the Dept. of Homeland Security memo that authorizes the DACA program. He has not said exactly when this might occur, nor do we know what Trump administration officials might do with information DACA applicants submit on their applications.

We encourage you to speak with an immigration attorney or a Board of Immigration Appeals–accredited representative if you are considering submitting a DACA application, either to apply for the first time or to apply to renew your DACA.