Frequently Asked Questions

Undocumented Student Services DACA Information and Resources

Important Information:

  • Effective September 5, 2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is nolonger accepting first-time DACA applications 
  • If you are a current DACA recipient, your Employment Authorization Document (EAD
    or “work permit”) is valid until the expiration date on your EAD card even if that is after
    March 5, 2018. Once your EAD card expires, you will no longer be able to renew your
    work authorization under the DACA program and continue to work lawfully.
  • USCIS will continue to process pending DACA initial and DACA renewal applications
    filed before September 5, 2017 until March 5, 2018.
  • USCIS will accept DACA renewal application for current beneficiaries whose DACA is
    set to expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 if the renewal application has
    been accepted by Oct. 5, 2017. Generally speaking this renewal will be for a period for
    2 years.
  • You can no longer apply for Advance Parole to travel outside the country. If you have a
    pending Advance Parole associated with DACA it will be closed and your fee refunded.
  • If you are out of the country with DACA based Advance Parole we encourage you to
    work with an attorney and return to United States as soon as practicable.
  • If your EAD is lost or stolen and needs to be replaced you can file for a replacement.
  • Even if your DACA EAD remains valid, being a DACA recipient may not protect you if
    you encounter ICE. Please remember to exercise your right to remain silent and carry a
    Know Your Rights card.
  • The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) created a helpful handout addressing
    work permits and employment, Social Security Numbers, state ID cards, travel on
    Advance Parole, Know Your Rights and more – we highly recommend you review this

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