DACA Fact Sheet

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What is DACA?

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was an Obama administration program for eligible undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

DACA may provide:
  • protection from deportation
  • work authorization
  • a social security number
  • a driver's license or state-issued identification
DACA does not provide:
  • lawful status (visa or green card)
  • a pathway to citizenship
*Update* December 7, 2020

On December 4, 2020 a New York federal court ordered the Department of Homeland Security (OHS) to restore DACA to its original form. As a result, effective December 7, 2020, OHS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting first-time DACA applications

  • accepting DACA renewal requests
  • accepting applications for advance parole documents
  • extending one-year DACA grants to two years
  • extending one-year employment authorization documents under DACA to two years.
Who can help me complete a DACA application or give advice on my case?

UFCW recommends that you speak with an immigration attorney or DOJ accredited representative for an individual assessment before submitting a renewal DACA application. An immigration attorney can also provide a confidential, full assessment of other forms of potential immigration relief.