DACA Facts

What is DACA?

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced plans to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in March 2018. The DACA program allowed some people to remain in the United States if they came as undocumented minors.

The previous guidelines for DACA participants:

  • Under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
  • Came to the U.S. before reaching 16th birthday
  • Have continuously resided up to the present time in the U.S. since June 15, 2007
  • Physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 and making their request for consideration of deferred action through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012
  • Currently in school, have graduated, obtained a certificate of completion from high school, obtained a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, or are honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or Armed Forces
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and not otherwise pose a threat to national security of public safety

Where can you learn more?

Online Resources


Contact Lucía Nuñez, vice president of the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at (608) 246-6434 or vpequity@madisoncollege.edu