Common DACA Questions and Answers
FAQ About the current state of DACA
|What is the current situation with DACA?
DACA returns to its original status and new DACA applications will be accepted.
A Brooklyn judge ordered that DHS must begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The USCIS Immigration Department confirmed that it will follow the judge’s order.
|What can immigrant youth do now?
We invite everyone who needs to apply for DACA for the first time to become a LUPE client in preparation to begin their application. Register as a LUPE customer here: www.lupenet.org/newdaca.
I already signed up for the list. What else can I do to support DACA and the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States?
Whether through the courts or the ballot box, we will continue to fight for and win protections for immigrant youth.
|Can DACA recipients renew?
If you have DACA now, you CAN renew.
If you had it before and didn’t renew, RENEW NOW.
If you were arrested for anything, TALK TO A LAWYER OR IMMIGRATION PROFESSIONAL BEFORE RENEWING.
|Can individuals apply for the first time?
Yes! We invite young people who need to apply for DACA for the first time to become a LUPE client. Register as a LUPE customer here: lupenet.org/newdaca.
You can begin to gather evidence which includes:
As soon as there is a chance affecting new applications, LUPE will let the public know.
|Can DACA individuals travel?
MAYBE. Under the judge’s order, DACA returns to its original status, including advanced probation (travel permits). If you need to travel soon, TALK TO AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER OR PROFESSIONAL.
|Who qualifies for DACA?
To apply for DACA, the following must apply to you: