On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama created a new policy that called for deferred action for eligible undocumented youth and young adults who came to the country as children. Under DACA, undocumented immigrants are granted deferral of deportation from the United States, as well as access to Social Security numbers and renewable two-year work permits.
To be eligible for DACA, students must meet the following official requirements from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS (see link below).
? DACA RESOURCES?
- Step-by-Step Guide for DREAMers Applying for DACA
- Frequently Asked Questions about DACA
- Evidence Required When Submitting a DACA Request
- DACA Document Retrieval Guide for San Francisco Bay Area Applicants
- Steps to Prepare for Your DACA Renewal
➡️ EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS:
Resources listed include resources for DACAmented and undocumented students. Click on links for more details.
- Traveling With Advance Parole: A Guide for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Beneficiaries
- Traveling With Advance Parole: Webinar Presentation Recording
- Got DACA, Now What? What To Know When Your DACA Request Is Approved
- Advice for DACA Recipients Applying to Scholarships
- Scholarships for Undocumented Undergrad Students
- DREAMERS Roadmap for Scholarships
➡️ EARNING A LIVING
➡️ OTHER RELATED RESOURCES
- Beyond Deferred Action: Long-Term Immigration Remedies Every Undocumented Young Person Should Know About
- Advice on Getting Legal Help
- DACA Educator Toolkit
➡️ KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Everyone living in the United States—including undocumented immigrants—has certain basic rights under the U.S. Constitution.
- Know Your Rights (English & Spanish) (National Immigrant Law Center)
- Know Your Rights Card (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)
- Know Your Rights During Immigration Raids (National Immigration Project)
Source: Educators for Fair Consideration