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:
- Governor's Statement on SCOTUS decision to hear DACA cases, June 28, 2019
For more details on the impact of the DACA announcement on State Programs, see below:
K-12 Public Education
- California Department of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction Torlakson Statement on End of DACA, September 5, 2017
- California Department of Education, Safe Havens FAQ
- The California State University, Fact Sheet Regarding Rescission of DACA, September 5, 2017
- The University of California, President Napolitano Statement on Decision to End DACA, September 5, 2017
State Financial Aid
- California Student Aid Commission, What is DACA, September 5, 2017
Labor and Employment
- Labor & Workforce Development Agency, Work Re-Verification Not Required with DACA Decision, September 6, 2017
- Employment Development Department, Eligibility Of DACA Recipients For WIOA Services, April 13, 2018
- Department of Health Care Services, Medi-Cal DACA FAQ, September 8, 2017
- Department of Motor Vehicles, DMV Statement on DACA, September 11, 2017