DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA was created on June 15, 2012, as a program that allows qualifying people to work legally in the United States without being deported.
The new Trump administration has adopted several antimigrant measures affecting both documened and undocumented immigrants. Because no one is certain about what will happen with DACA, and because immigrant communities have legitimate fears about what will happen to them under the Trump administration, at this time immigration experts recommend not submitting a first-time application for DACA unless you have consulted with and are being represented by an attorney or accredited representative. This recommendation may change in the future, as we learn more about the Trump administration’s plans for DACA. For more information visit the following resources.