Delivering on the Dream
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
DACA is a program that allows young people to request protection from deportation if they were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012; came to the United States before reaching their 16th birthday; continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time; were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012 and at the time of filing a DACA application; had no lawful status on June 15, 2012; are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a GED certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, 3 or more other misdemeanors, and do no otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
DACA IS NOT
DACA is not a lawful immigration status, path to lawful permanent residence (or a “green card”), path to U.S. citizenship, or a way to erase previous unlawful residence.
Click here for information about President Obama’s Administrative Relief action announced November 20, 2014 and the impact of the Texas v. United States case.