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What kind of benefits do DACA student recipients get?

DACA is not a permanent immigration status, and does not offer a path to citizenship. However, students who are granted deferred action status under DACA get certain benefits, including:

  • Temporary protection from deportation, which can be renewed every two years*
  • Permission to work legally in the U.S.
  • The ability to obtain a social security card and state ID or driver’s license

Note that the current DACA programs can change and even cease to exist at the president's discretion. Be mindful of changes implemented by the new administration in early 2017.

 

 

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