Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

DACA is a federal program that allows people who meet certain criteria to request consideration of deferred action for a period of three years, subject to renewal, and work authorization. Deferred action means deportation may be deferred for a period of time. DACA does not provide lawful status.  

The requirements include:  

  • The applicants was younger than 31 as of June 15, 2012.
  • The applicant came to the United States before reaching his or her 16th birthday.
  • The applicant has continuously resided in the United States from June 15, 2007, to the present time.

Visit the DACA website for more information. 

DACA students may also be eligible for AB 540DREAM acts, EOP and more. 

DACA: Frequently asked questions