“The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — or DACA — defers deportation proceedings for two years for qualified individuals who were brought to the United States illegally when they were children.”
The Application Process
At least 15 years old when applying but under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
Under the age 16 when entering the United States
Living in the U.S. continuously since June 15, 2007
Present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012, and at the time of applyingIn school or have graduated or completed high school, or have been honorably discharged from the military
Not convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor or three or more other misdemeanors
The Trump administration announced in September 2017 that it planned to phase out DACA for current recipients, and no new requests would be granted. But a lower court order required the administration to continue accepting renewal applications for those under the DACA program, and the Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration's request to intervene.