June 18, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision, holding that the case could be reviewed in federal court and that the way the Trump administration ended DACA was arbitrary and capricious and therefore unlawful. The cases were sent back to the lower courts.
Current DACA recipients can continue to apply to renew their DACA. USCIS will not accept any new initial DACA application.
November 12, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments concerning the legality of DACA, with a decision expected sometime before June 30, 2020.
March 6, 2018 Update
September 5, 2017 Update
The Trump Administration announced today that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is initiating "the orderly wind down of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)."
We are monitoring the situation closely and will make updates as we know more. In the meantime, here are the links to the Administration's announcement and guidance:
Advocacy and Legal Aid Organizations
- Immigration Legal Resource Center
- United We Dream
- Educators for Fair Consideration
- AIC Legal Action Center - Practice Advisory
- National Immigration Services Directory
External Financial Aid and Scholarships
- College Board Resource for Undocumented Students
- Immigrants Rising Resource for Undocumented Students
- AAMC Fee Assistance Program (for medical school applications)
Post-Bachelor's Planning: Career and Graduate School
- Life After College
- Admission Policies of Medical Schools Open to Undocumented and DACA Applicants
- Pre-Health Dreamers
- AAMC: Medical School Policies on DACA (March 2018)