DACA Updates

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What you need to know

DREAMzone will continue to provide the most current information regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. On Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, the federal district court in Batalla v. Trump ruled that DACA must be restored to its original terms. Under this decision, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services must:

  1. Accept initial applications for DACA for eligible applicants;
  2. Accept applications to travel internationally for educational and other grounds; and
  3. Restore existing work permits to two years, up from one.

Specific details may be viewed on the USCIS website here.

New applicants who meet the requirements should apply as soon as possible. United We Dream has answers to some of the most frequently asked questions here, to help students get started. Current ASU students can contact Arlene Chin with the ASU Foundation at a.chin@asu.edu for assistance with their original application and renewal fees.

DACA and undocumented students in Arizona may be eligible for the Non-Resident Tuition Rate for Arizona High School Graduates, 150% of in-state tuition. Students who have questions about this should email residency@asu.edu or call 480-965-7712.

Commitment to DACA students and DREAMers

Arizona State University stands firm in its commitment to DACA students and DREAMers. Since the September announcement to end DACA, ASU President Dr. Michael M. Crow has issued three statements to the community. Each of his messages can be accessed below: