In June 2012, the Department of Homeland announced that young people who were brought to the United States as young children, and meet certain key criteria, will be considered for the relief of removal from the country, or from entering into removal proceedings.
Young people who can demonstrate they meet the criteria, may be eligible to receive deferred action (DACA) for a period of three years, subject to renewal, and will be eligible to apply for work authorization.
THE FIRST STEP: Review the criteria for deferred action (DACA) to understand whether you may be eligible.
Since ASSET and DACA both affect Colorado’s undocumented youth, it’s easy to confuse the policies. Here’s how they impact one another:
College In Colorado does not provide guidance on eligibility for DACA. However, you may use the following resources to assist you to determine your eligibility and to complete an application.
DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines, may request consideration of deferred action for a period of three years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.
To understand whether you may be eligible for DACA, please review the criteria for deferred action.