Current DACA Status as of July 2021:
  • On July 16, 2021, a federal district court judge in Texas ruled that enactment of DACA violated the Administrative Procedures Act. The effect of this ruling is as follows:
    • Any new DACA application not approved by July 16, 2021 can be processed, but may not be approved
    • Current DACA recipients will maintain their current DACA status
    • The government will continue to process and may approve DACA renewal applications, regardless of when they were or are submitted
  • The full opinion is available here here. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has provided an update here.

  • The Biden Administration has said it will appeal the ruling. The impacts outlined here may change depending on the outcome of any appeal.

  • For more information, please visit the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Undocumented Student FAQs page.

Support for students with DACA
  • All students with DACA are encouraged to get in touch with the Dreaming Beyond Borders Resource Center, which can provide support and assistance in multiple areas.
  • Students may contact:

DACA Renewal 
  • Note: The resources listed here do not constitute legal advice and are provided for informational purposes only. Individuals are strongly recommended to promptly seek the advice of an attorney to discuss their unique circumstances.
  • We recommend all OSU students with questions regarding their DACA status make an appointment to speak with ASOSU Student Legal Services.
General steps to renew DACA:
  • Keep track of of your DACA expiration date.
  • Be aware of your renewal window.
    • Submit your DACA renewal no later than 120 days before your expiration date 
  • Find your previous DACA renewal application
    • This is to ensure that your information stays consistent among all your DACA renewal applications
  • Download the right application forms from USCIS
    • USCIS will reject applications if it not the right one.
  • Accurately fill out the application
    • You can use your previous renewal application to ensure that the information is consistent.
  • Get legal advise if necessary. If you are a current OSU student you can consult with ASOSU Legal services 
  • Create a cover letter
    • This can be useful for your application process as it provides the agent reviewing your application a glance of application package.
  • Prepare your DACA renewal fees
    • You will have to pay the $495 fee to renew your DACA. It is encouraged to do the payment in the form of a money order or cashiers' check. However you can still used a personal check. The money order should be made out to the “U.S. Department of Homeland Security.” (not “USDHS” or “DHS”). This will cover your biometric and processing fees.
  • Prepare and send your application
    • Have your documents together with a paper clip, do not staple
    • Organize them in the following order:
      • $495 fee
      • Cover Letter
      • Complete Form G-1145
      • Complete Form I-821D
      • Complete Form I-765
      • Complete Form I-765WS
      • Copies of any supporting evidence

For more detail on each step please refer to the following website

Possible DACA Renewal Funding Sources