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:
Initial DACA Applicants. No new initial applications are being accepted at this time.
Renewal DACA Applicants. USCIS will adjudicate DACA renewal requests received by Oct. 5, 2017, from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.
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