Deferred Action for Undocumented Youth (DACA)

Information for non citizens

On Friday, June 15, 2012 President Barack Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will implement a program for granting “deferred action” to undocumented youth who meet certain requirements.  Individuals who qualify will be granted deferred action for a two-year period, which can be renewed. Those granted deferred action will be eligible for permission to work in the United States.

This section provides more information on deferred action and what steps to follow if you qualify as well as other benefits for DREAMers.

CUNY Citizenship Now is ready to help those interested in learning more about Deferred Action.  Click on the icon "Prepare for Deferred Action Now" below to read the eligibility requirements and to find a list of documents that you will need to gather.  If after reading the materials you think you are eligible, or you have questions, make an appointment at one of our centers located in the offices of Council Members. The list of centers can be found here <pdf>.

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