Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) provides qualifying undocumented young 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.