Things to Know

Top Things You Should Know About DACA

The UC, CSU and CCC are urging Congress to p​ass the Dream and Promise Act of 2019. Read their joint letter from March 15, 2019. 

Renewal Application

The DACA Renewal Application under the new USCIS Guidelines is available. Guidelines are provided both in English or Spanish

DACA Update

A third federal judge in Washington, DC struck down the government’s rescission of DACA on April 24, 2018, a ruling that could ultimately force the government to vacate its September 5, 2017 decision to rescind DACA in its entirety. Learn more
 
While the outcome of the appeal and the unusual request to the Supreme Court remain uncertain, we do know that students, staff and faculty who meet the DACA renewal criteria should file their applications as soon as possible while this opportunity remains available.
More information on Renewal Process

 Please visit the following links for updates by visiting the Resources for Undocumented Students page, including updates about the court decision and the statement from USCIS that it will resume accepting requests to renew DACA status.

Enrollment

CSU enrollment and tuition policies are not based on DACA status and will not be impacted if DACA is repealed. Likewise, state funding available under the California Dream Act is not based on DACA status and will not change. Get more information about financial aid programs.

Employment

If you are an existing DACA recipient, you may continue to be employed and may continue to use the Employee Authorization Documents (EAD) issued to you until your EAD expires.

If your EAD expires and you are not able to renew it, the CSU will be unable to continue to employ you.

For workplace rights, visit this page of FAQ’s

Travel

If you require assistance, you should consult with legal counsel. A list of nonprofit organizations that provide free legal services to immigrants residing in California can be found here.

How to Take Action

The California State University has joined many other institutions throughout the United States to urge Congress to pursue legislation to restore the protections afforded by DACA.  We encourage you to do the same.

You may reach out to the offices of Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Dianne Feinstein and to members of Congress.