Deferred Action Status

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides deferral of deportation and U.S. work authorization for young adults who were brought to the U.S. as children and who can pass a criminal background check.

While President Trump has announced his intention to terminate the DACA program, a federal district court has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to continue accepting DACA applications while litigation over the DACA program is being argued in court. Therefore, individuals living in the United States without documentation may still be eligible for:

  • Protection from deportation

  • Legally work in the U.S.

  • Remain in the U.S. indefinitely, as long as you renew your status