What is "Deferred Action" (DACA)?
"Deferred Action" or DACA is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It allows some immigrants who came to the US as children to stay in the U.S. and get a work permit. To get Deferred Action, you must fill out an application. Deferred Action lasts two years. After two years, you may be able to apply again and get more time.
Can I Apply for Deferred Action (DACA)?
Only some immigrants can apply for Deferred Action. You can apply for Deferred Action today if you answer “yes” to five questions:
If you have ever
If you have a criminal history…
…you may still be able to apply. See I have a criminal history. Can I get Deferred Action (DACA)?
If you were ever in the process of being removed…
…you may still be able to apply. See I have been in removal proceedings. Can I get Deferred Action (DACA)?
Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute Created August 22, 2012