Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA
DACA has become an important topic in the last years due to the clashing of administrations and program policy which affect many undocumented youths who came to the United States as children. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a type of administrative relief from deportation, protects eligible immigrant youth who came to the U.S. as children from deportation. DACA has primarily two overarching goals that gives young undocumented immigrants a chance in the United States that include protection from deportation and a work permit. The program expires after two years and is subject to renewal. As of June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision finding that President Donald Trump’s administration’s termination of DACA was judicially reviewable and violated federal law. Due to this finding, the courts ruled that the USCIS will continue to accept DACA renewal applications, and that USCIS could accept and allow first time DACA recipients to apply.
How can I get services under DACA?
Outlined below are the general requirements to become eligible for DACA: