Know Your Rights


On September 5th, 2017, the Trump Administration announced the end of DACA. The government stopped accepting new DACA applications. It is still accepting some renewal applications. The deadline for those renewal applications is October 5th, 2017.

What is DACA?

DACA is short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It was started by President Obama in 2012. DACA allowed some undocumented people who came to the U.S. as children to work and stay for 2 years. They could get a social security card too. In many states they could get a driver’s license. People with DACA could renew it for two years at a time. DACA did not lead to a green card or help their family members get legal status.

When does it expire?

DACA ends when their card expires (work permit).

Is it possible to apply for DACA?

The government does not accept new applications.

When can anyone renew DACA?

  • If your DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, you have until October 5th, 2017 to apply for renewal.
  • If your DACA expires after March 5, 2018, you cannot apply for renewal.

*Please note the government follows regular DACA standards to determine eligibility.

What happens if anyone is waiting for a decision?

The government is accepting and reviewing the DACA and renewal applications it already received. Decision of approval or denial will be determined by application of regular DACA standards.

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