Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals may be granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for a period of two years, subject to renewal. Persons granted deferred action may be eligible for employment authorization.
IMPORTANT NOTE: USCIS is no longer 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 Unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017, until further notice.