Renewing Daca Employment Authorization Cards

From: National Immigration Law Center

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ( ENGLISH  |  SPANISH )  The Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

President Obama announced on June 15, 2012, that the U.S. Dept. Homeland Security would not deport certain DREAM Act–eligible undocumented youth. Under a directive from the secretary of DHS, these youth will be given temporary relief called “deferred action.” More information is available in this FAQ created jointly by NILC and United We Dream.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewal Process

This FAQ is intended primarily for legal service providers and organizers. The information in it is based on what NILC knows about the renewal process so far, which in turn is based on new DACA application instructions that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has proposed. The answers presented here may change once USCIS has finalized the process.

DACA & DRIVER’S LICENSES Are Individuals Granted Deferred Action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Policy Eligible for State Driver’s Licenses?

NILC continually reviews state policies that affect DACA recipients’ eligibility for driver’s licenses, focusing on whether DACA recipients fit within the current laws and policies governing issuance of licenses. This is a work in progress, which we are refining as the policies evolve.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Exclusion of People Granted “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” from Affordable Health Care

The Obama administration released two official policy announcements on August 28, 2012, that affect the eligibility for federal health care programs of individuals granted deferred action under the “deferred action for childhood arrivals” (DACA) request process.


This FAQ is intended to answer your questions about DACA (the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) and your workplace rights, and to provide information that may be helpful when you apply for and after you’ve been granted deferred action under DACA.

The First Six Months of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals What We’ve Learned

From August 15 to December 13, 2012, 367,903 individuals applied for DACA and 102,965 DACA applications were approved. Mexico, South Korea, and the Philippines are among DACA recipients’ top ten countries of origin. Learn more here about what the National Immigration Law Center has done in response to DACA, the steps we’ve taken to try to ensure that DACA grantees are treated fairly, and what comes next.

MORE INFORMATION — FROM PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS Warnings and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Information from United We Dream, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and the National Immigrant Youth Alliance.

Background Information about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

Includes important documents related to the policy and program’s establishment: memorandums, letters, etc. Also includes links to recordings of a Migration Policy Institute event in which the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services discusses the DACA request process and policies that USCIS announced to implement DACA.

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