Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DREAMers”) FAQ

What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?

DACA is a program that grants temporary protection to adult immigrants who were brought to the United States as children (sometimes referred to as DREAMers). It protects them from being deported for up to two years, which can be renewed, and entitles them to work authorization.

Why are DACA recipients sometimes called DREAMers?

The acronym “DREAM” refers to the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, which has long been debated but never passed. The DREAM Act was made to help the people that DACA currently protects.

What benefit does DACA grant?

As long as you benefit from DACA status, you can legally remain in the United States and seek legal employment.

How can I lose DACA status?

DACA status can be revoked if a recipient is convicted of certain criminal acts. They may also lose DACA status if they leave the country, meaning they may be denied re-entry to the United States at the border.

Can I become a lawful permanent resident through DACA?

There is, but the process is very specific. You should contact an immigration attorney to learn about your potential options.

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