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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

DACA Applications & Renewals?

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DACA Applications and Renewals

The program called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA), is a program that was implemented by President Barack Obama to protect children who came to the United States (with or without their parents), as undocumented immigrants from being deported. This program expires every two years and has to be renewed.  As of today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is NOT accepting new applications. However, USCIS IS accepting renewals for those who were previously granted this benefit.

Who is eligible to file for renewal?

According to USCIS, if you had DACA and it expired on or after September 5, 2016, you are eligible to renew.

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If My Daca Application Is Denied, Will I Be Deported?

The short answer is, No. Your information is not shared with ICE or U.S. Customs and Border Protection for purposes of deportation. Please note that USCIS is not accepting applications so beware of immigration scams.