DACA: Current Status and Options

As of this writing, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is still available and the government is still accepting and approving DACA initial and renewal applications. On February 20, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a memorandum and Frequently Asked Questions implementing the president’s recent immigration executive orders. These materials state that the DACA program remains unchanged. However, President Trump said during his campaign that he would terminate the DACA program. Therefore, the DACA program could end at any time. Also some DACA applicants  could be at risk under some of the other deportation priorities outlined in the executive orders.