What is DACA?

DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an immigration policy that conditionally allows certain undocumented individuals who arrived as children to conditionally reside and work in the U.S. provided they meet guidelines for deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. Deferred action is the use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.

Find the latest DACA updates on the Immigration Legal Resource Center.

View DACA Updates on Immigration Legal Resource Center

DACA Information from United States Citizenship & Immigration Services


Understanding the 2020 Supreme Court Decision on DACA

On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with DACA recipients ruling that the way in which the Trump administration rescinded the DACA program in 2017 was unlawful. The decision is a huge victory for immigrant communities and their allies who mobilized to protect the DACA program.

Read more at Immigrant Legal Resource Center

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 more information on workplace rights visit:

Legal Aid at Work

If you require assistance with travel, you should consult with our legal counsel. 

Immigrants Rising Guide for Undocumented Traveling in California

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Updated: August 15, 2023