Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
The Center has been following closely the developments surrounding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — commonly known as DACA or deferred action — the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy that, as of August 15, 2012, has allowed certain undocumented students to apply for a work permit.
Please check back for more updates on DACA, as well as for information on future events sponsored by CLORE and other organizations aimed at creating awareness about the initiative and its implications for more comprehensive immigration reform.
Visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website for official information on DACA, including application forms, frequently asked questions, and other links of interest.
The New York Department of State has set up an extensive DACA clearinghouse containing an updated list of application and educational drives across the State of New York, a page on avoiding scams, and a resource section with links to numerous organizations aiding the public.
Below are selected clips of news coverage both in English and Spanish surrounding DACA:
- Obama administration approves first group of deferred action applicants (AP)
- Undocumented Youth Describe What DACA Means to Them (AP)
- Attorneys Clear Up Calendars to Counsel Youth (New York Law Journal)
- Undocumented Youth Line Up for a Chance to Stay (NPR)
- Requisitos y cómo aplicar a la Acción Diferida (Univisión, en español)
- Dudas comunes sobre Acción Diferida (Univisión, en español)