We support DACA students and recipients, and their families.

Here is the latest on DACA (updated January 26, 2021)

  • Because of a Dec 4, 2020 federal court ruling:

    • Initial and renewal applications are being accepted

    • Advance Parole is back 

    • Anyone who received a 1-year renewal of their DACA will automatically have their protections extended to two years

  • DACA is being challenged in a Texas court case. A ruling from Judge Andrew Hanen is expected soon.

To be eligible for DACA you must:

  • Have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
  • Have entered the U.S. before you turned 16 years old
  • Have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007 up to the present time
  • Have been physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 and at the time you are applying for DACA
  • Have had no lawful status on June 15, 2012
  • Currently enrolled in school (or have returned to school), graduated, obtained certificate of completion (e.g. GED) OR be an honorably discharged U.S. veteran
  • Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety

Our ISRC team can help you complete your DACA renewal & initial application for free. Schedule a consultation with our Immigrant Legal Services Fellow by contacting Daniel at 602-492-4510 or dcuriel@arizona.edu.

For more resources including DACA application scholarships, please contact our friends at ScholarshipsA-Z:


Here are some important points to remember:

  • You do NOT have to stop working until your work permit expires.​
  • Your employer has no right to harass you about DACA and the expiration date on your work permit.
  • You are not legally obligated to tell an employer that DACA was terminated or that your work permit expired.

For DACA students at UArizona

Schedule some time with an ISRC team member to better learn about our services and ways we can help you enter and navigate the university. Contact our team.