This page provides information on requesting consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA). You may request DACA for the first time or renew your existing period of DACA if it is expiring.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy that allows some individuals who were brought to the United States illegally as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S. Unlike the proposed DREAM Act, DACA does not provide a path to citizenship for recipients.
To request that we consider granting or renewing deferred action, on a case-by-case basis, using guidelines described in the Secretary of Homeland Security's memorandum issued June 15, 2012 (PDF).Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion.
The department is required under federal law to verify citizenship or immigration status for almost all individuals who apply for Medi-Cal coverage and to report data including demographic information and immigration status, to the federal government.
Two years ago today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.Known as DACA, the program provides temporary relief from deportation and a two-year work permit to qualifying young adults ages 15 to 30 who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
Deferred action is a discretionary, limited immigration benefit by DHS. It can be granted to individuals who are in removal proceedings, who have final orders of removal, or who have never been in removal proceedings.
Federal policy on deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) led to consideration of legislative change in states related to driver's licenses and in-state tuition. This brief examines the federal policy change and examples of state legislation. DHS ended DACA on Sept. 5, 2017.
This is a confusing area for many people. The DREAM Act is potential legislation that must be passed by Congress and signed by the President into law whereas DACA is an Executive Order recently signed by President Obama in June 2012.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration option for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before the age of 16.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is established in 188 nations around the globe.