On January 13th 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will accept Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal applications because of an order issued by a U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

Previously, on September 5th 2017, the Trump Administration announced its intention to phase out and end the federal DACA program. Pending a decision from the Supreme Court, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is still accepting DACA renewals. DACA recipients who have not yet applied to renew are encouraged to renew as soon as possible.

The California Attorney General has issued a consumer alert advising individuals to be careful who they consult with on immigration matters. Only licensed attorneys and accredited representatives can give legal advice.

The State of California funds community legal services providers who can assist those interested in consulting with an immigration attorney or accredited representative to explore other potential immigration relief.

The Governor's Office has issued the following statement and letter related to DACA:

For more details on the impact of the DACA announcement on State Programs, see below:

K-12 Public Education

Higher Education

State Financial Aid

  • California Student Aid Commission, What is DACA, September 5, 2017

Labor and Employment

Medi-Cal

Driver Licenses

DACA - Related Services