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Alert: Effective 1/9/2018 DACA is partially restored. Our resources website provides helpful information on how to find support and resources to support UT Dreamers and our campus community.

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Scholarships available to pay for DACA Fees through Mission Asset Fund

Read President Fenves' Statement Regarding DACA

Update: 1/9/2018 Due to a federal court order:

USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA.  Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017. 

  1. Individuals who previously received DACA may request a renewal.
  2. USCIS will not accept new applications for DACA.
  3. USCIS will not accept or renew applications for Advanced Parole.

(Source: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-response-january-2018-preliminary-injunction)

 

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced an Executive Action that allowed eligible undocumented students, who came to the United States as children and met several key guidelines, to request deferred action from deportation. DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, allowed for benefits such as employment authorization and travel permission (advanced parole) and was renewable in two-year increments. Over 800,000 individuals throughout the U.S. were granted benefits through the DACA program.

USCIS will not accept new DACA applications filed after September 5, 2017.

“DACAmented” refers to someone who successfully applied for DACA benefits and is in possession of a federally-issued employment authorization card. Additionally, DACAmented individuals have been eligible to apply for driver’s licenses in their respective states, a social security number for employment purposes, and for specific permission to leave and re-enter the United States for employment, humanitarian and educational reasons.

USCIS announced that it resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on 9/5/17.

Source: AILA