I have DACA. Can I keep my status for now?
Current DACA recipients keep their deferred action status and work permits until they expire.
Can I submit a first-time application for DACA?
Can I apply to renew my DACA?
Yes. If you were granted DACA, you may apply to renew your DACA. However, the process is different if your DACA expired before September 5, 2016. If your DACA expired before that date, you must fill out the application as if you were applying for the first time.
If you have previously had DACA but the government revoked it, you should contact DACArevoked@aclu.org before deciding whether to renew. You can also read more about the ACLU’s legal challenge to the Trump administration’s unlawful DACA revocation practices here and here.
When should I apply to renew my DACA?
You should assess whether it makes sense for you to apply as soon as possible. USCIS has not provided guidance on when people should submit their DACA renewal applications. There is no deadline by when applications are due. However, the Trump administration has already appealed the court order requiring that it accept renewal applications. It is possible that the court order will be reversed by another court and that the administration will stop accepting renewal applications.
I have DACA. Can I apply for advance parole to travel outside the U.S.?
I had DACA, but the Trump administration revoked it even though I still qualify for DACA. What should I do?
Additional information on DACA
Descargar el gráfico compartible en español aquí.
For details directly from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:
Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals