DACA Updates after Texas Ruling (as of 7/22/21) - Watch Here

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): is a program that protects eligible undocumented youth, who came to the United States as children, from deportation. The purpose of DACA is to give eligible undocumented individuals protection from deportation, and a work permit. The program expires after two years, and is subject to renewal.

DACA Guidelines (Note: DACA is currently not receiving new applications)

You may request DACA if:

  1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
  5. Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
  6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
  7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

For more information on the status of DACA, visit:


Dreams Resource Center


Carolina Yernazian, Counselor/Coordinator

Noemi Caraveo, Counselor

Victor Chavez, Student Services Assistant

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