分享

DACA news and the latest updates

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is not approving first time applications. DACA renewals are still being granted and can be completed by mail or online. Find the latest information.

更新 3 5 月, 2024

What is DACA?

DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is a program that gives protection to certain people who entered the U.S. as children and meet guidelines set by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It allows them to apply for a driver’s license, social security number, and work permit. It also offers deportation protection.

What is the current status of DACA?

DHS announced a final rule to continue the DACA program that went into effect on October 31, 2022. This rule means there are no changes for current DACA recipients and their ability to renew. 

If you were granted DACA before the court decision on July 16, 2021, you will continue to have DACA as long as you renew. You will also be able to renew your EAD for work authorization and request advance parole for travel. 

The September 13, 2023 court ruling does not change your ability to renew your DACA. 

If you do not have DACA, new applicants will still not be able to apply under the DACA program because of court rulings.

Starting in November 2024, eligible DACA recipients can get healthcare insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  
Immigrant voices on DACA

“We are not a game.” Reactions of two dreamers to the latest DACA news

Learn more

What is going to happen to DACA?

The future of DACA is uncertain. DACA was ruled unlawful in the courts but the DACA program has not ended.

The latest ruling is likely to be appealed to the Supreme Court. That could take time. Depending on what happens, a decision probably could not be made until 2025. Congress could also act, although that is unlikely. 

It is important to continue to renew your DACA in the meantime. We will keep this page updated.

How can I renew my DACA?

You can still renew your DACA. Renewals last 2 years. You will need to submit Form I-821D online or by mail.

(https://youtu.be/dB55mkF-4tk)

You must meet the following requirements:

  • You have not left the USA on or after August 15, 2012 (without advance parole).
  • You have continuously lived in the USA since your most recent DACA approval.
  • You have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors.

smiling male graduate with yellow tassel
免费线上GED®课程

线上学习GED®, 或者 HiSET课程,并获得证书,可以帮助您申请大学并找到更好的工作。

开始课程

Find help

It is important to get help if you can. Many organizations and lawyers offer free or low-cost legal services.  Here are organizations that help people with DACA:

Organization
Offers
Free assistance with DACA renewals
Free assistance to help renew and apply for DACA
Offers an annotated DACA application form with notes to help you fill it out
Offers a step-by-step guide to eligibility and applying for DACA
Resources for DACA applicants and recipients
Offers a step-by-step guide on how to apply and renew your DACA that includes virtual preparation sessions
发现您附近的帮助服务

发现法律帮助、英语课程、健康诊所、住房支持等服务。使用 FindHello 应用程序搜索当地地图和美国移民服务列表。

开始您的搜索

本页信息来自 USCIS, DHS, American Immigration Council, National Immigration Law Center, 以及其他可信来源。 我们的目标是提供易于理解、定期更新的信息。相关信息不是法律建议。

分享