This program is oriented for children who arrived in the country before June 2012 and who did not have legal status in the country.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allows them to obtain a work permit for a period of two years.
The Department of Homeland Security established that this benefit deferred them from removal action or placing them in removal proceedings or being removed from the United States for a specified period.
At this time, U.S. Citizenship, and Immigration Services (USCIS) is processing renewals but also applications for the first time, if they comply with the requirements established in the DACA policy prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s December 4, 2020, order.