What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration for deferred action for a duration of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status. 

Unfortunately, DACA has Changed! 


On Sept. 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase-out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications for work authorization, under specific parameters. Read the memorandum from Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke for details.


Next Steps for Phasing Out DACA





Chancellor Milliken, CUNY

Press release about DACA

Top Five Things to know about the end of daca

This document on the Read More intends to answer questions and to provide information that may be helpful to know what steps to take now that DACA. has ended. 

ASSISTANCE with Daca renewal

 If your DACA expires between now and March 5, 2018, and you want to renew it, and you need assistance with the application, please click on Read More link to visit one of the CUNY Citizenship Now! Centers. You can also contact the office directly emailing them at Citizenshipnowinquiry@cuny.edu 


The following are frequently asked questions on the September 5, 2017, Rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. Addressed by the  Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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