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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Update: September 13, 2023 - From the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)...

On September 13, 2023, a Federal District Court in Texas issued a ruling in Texas v. United States declaring DACA unlawful once again. First time applications continue to be on hold. No new DACA application will be approved at this time. 


What is DACA?

Created by presidential executive order in June 2012, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has provided relief from deportation and the ability to secure work authorization for eligible undocumented youth who were brought to the United States as children. DACA authorization is valid for two years and renewable. DACA does not provide a path to legal permanent residency or U.S. citizenship.

The following are NOT affected by DACA:
  • CSU admissions, enrollment and tuition policies
  • AB 540 California Nonresident Tuition Exemption eligibility
  • State funding and eligibility policies for the California Dream Act Application (CADAA)