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.