Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Information

Information about DACA for University of Nebraska Faculty, Staff and Students

DACA offers certain legal protections to eligible immigrant youth who were brought to the United States when they were children. DACA gives young undocumented immigrants: 1) protection from deportation and 2) a work permit. DACA recipients could request consideration every two years, subject to renewal.

In light of the Trump Administration's announcement ending the administratively-issued DACA as of March 5, 2018, here’s what you need to know:


Statement from University of Nebraska Leadership on DACA

September 5, 2017

“Today’s announcement changing the rules on DACA creates significant uncertainty for the hundreds of thousands of young people who have benefited from this program – including students at the University of Nebraska. These youth are hard-working, productive, valued members of our university community. They are exactly the kind of talented workers our economy needs.”

“The chancellors and I stand firmly in support of our DACA students and are mobilizing whatever resources we can provide to ensure their well-being. Our message to them, as to all University of Nebraska students, is clear: They are welcome here, they are important members of our community, and we are proud of their courage and commitment to their education. We ask Congress to act quickly to remove the uncertainty for these young people who are working hard to pursue the American dream.”

Hank M. Bounds, Ph.D.
President, University of Nebraska


University of Nebraska FAQs on DACA for NU Students, Faculty and Staff


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Resources for DACA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about DACA from USCIS