National Mentoring Community

DACA Resources

The current status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issue remains in flux. As of Spring 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed accepting requests to renew DACA status, at least for now. However, DACA students remain unsure of the ultimate resolution to this issue. In addition, there is vague and conflicting information concerning undocumented students in an era of quickly shifting policies.

Most universities have staff who have expertise in handling DACA cases. Typically these staff members are housed in the division of Student Affairs, but there is a great deal of variance. Faculty who advise or interact with DACA students should find out where in your institution DACA students can turn.

In addition, the following list provides other resources that DACA students can turn to. There is no assurance that problems can be solved using these resources, but they may be a starting point to resolve issues.