Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) provides qualifying undocumented people living in the United States with temporary protection from deportation. It also allows recipients to apply for:
• A Social Security number
• Work authorization
• Medicaid health insurance in New York State (depends on income)
• A driver license in New York State
There is a government fee for applying for DACA, but grants or loans may be available to help you pay the fee.
Do not trust any business or individual that promises a Green Card or U.S. Citizenship through DACA. If you think you are eligible, you should speak with a trusted immigration expert before applying.
The DACA program is currently still available. At this time, we do not know what changes might be made by the federal government. For updates, you can check nyc.gov/DeferredAction.