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This guide provides a list of resources related to DACA and pertaining to immigrants attending the University of Kansas or living in Kansas.

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DACA, explained

This is an official United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) video related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The video is about President Obama's immigration amnesty program for aliens who arrived in the U.S. as minors.

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.

(Taken from the USCIS website:  https://www.uscis.gov/archive/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca )

What is DACA? (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

(Retrieved from USCIS.gov on March 2, 2018)

What Is DACA

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status. 

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Important information about DACA requests: Due to federal court orders, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017. For more information, visit Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injunction.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injunction

Feb. 14, 2018, Update:  USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA. Due to federal court orders on Jan. 9, 2018 and Feb. 13, 2018, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. The scope of the Feb. 13 preliminary injunction issued in the Eastern District of New York is the same as the Jan. 9 preliminary injunction issued in the Northern District of California. Unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017, until further notice.  Retrieved from USCIS.gov on March 2, 2018.

More information can be found at https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-response-january-2018-preliminary-injunction 

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