Latest DACA News

The AB540 and Undocumented Student Center team are dedicated to serving as a resource regarding the latest decisions around DACA.  

Our website will be regularly updated to reflect all the new information we receive.  Please continue to check this page or visit us in person at the Student Community Center.  If you are in California, visit Ready California to see a listing of free DACA Renewal workshops!


On December 4, 2020, a NY judge restored DACA to its original state. The government must now accept initial DACA applications, renewal requests regardless of the expiration date, and advance parole requests. DACAs previously renewed for 1 year will be automatically extended to 2 years. 

What do I do now?

UC Davis students/family members who may be eligible for DACA should:

UCIMM is looking to receive and submit DACA initial applications. For questions about DACA or other legal information or support please email Ariel Bailey at Ariel.ucimm@law.ucdavis.edu

On August 24th, 2020, The Department of Homeland Security issued a memo providing additional details on DACA renewal procedures and timelines. Take a look at the latest DHS update.

On July 29th, 2020, The Department of Homeland Security issued a memo that outlined that they would not be accepting initial applications. Take a look at the latest DHS update.

On June 18th, 2020, The Supreme Court issued a ruling on the status of DACA. Please see our Center's statement here for more information.

On July 3rd, 2019, The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center released updated FAQ's on DACA.  Visit our DACA Injuction page for more details

On May 18th, 2018, The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center released updated FAQ's on DACA.  Visit our DACA Injuction page for more details.

On March 2nd, 2018, The University of California Office of the President made a statement regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.  Read the statement here.

On February 26th, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear DHS v. UC Regents, the California case that resulted in an injunction temporarily allowing recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, to submit renewal applications. This pushes this critical issue back to the lower courts, where two circuits have active cases pending. In the meantime, DACA recipients can continue to apply to renew their status. See the talking points from NILC here: https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/alert-scotus-no-cert-2018-02-26a.pdf

On January 9th, 2018, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered a halt to the federal government’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. In the case Regents of the University of California, et al. v. Department of Homeland Security, et al., Alsup granted a preliminary injunction — a temporary order while the case goes forward — requiring U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to begin accepting DACA renewal applications again.

Please go to our DACA Injuction page to get more information!

DACA Rescission

 On September 5th, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security announced the rescission of DACA.

This page, “DACA News,” will continue to grow with any new information regarding the rescission. Be sure to check the other DACA pages for Resources, including support letters from many on-campus entities.

President Napolitano’s OpEd, NBC News

Not sure if you can Renew DACA?


For more information about DACA or to make an appointment with legal services please see the attached document below.