Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a process that provides temporary protection from deportation and provides work authorization for undocumented young people living in the United States.  This program was first announced in 2012, but President Obama announced changes to the DACA guidelines in November 2014.  The new guidelines make more people eligible to apply.  You can go to www.nyc.gov/deferredaction for more information on the changed guidelines.

After your DACA expires, you must fill out a renewal form to maintain the DACA benefit.

Free legal service providers in your area can help you with your DACA application and renewal. There may also be opportunities for financial help for application and filing fees.

Do not trust any business or individual that promises a green card or U.S. citizenship through Deferred Action.