Current DACA Status as of May 2019:
  • DACA was rescinded of Sept. 5, 2017 by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke. The U.S. Supreme Court held a hearing on November 12, 2019 to determine the status of DACA. An opinion in this case expected by June 2020. Click here to read more about the litigation timeline and expected next steps.  
    • No new applications are being accepted but you can renew if you previously had DACA

    • It is no longer an option to apply for Advance Parole (which had allowed DACA recipients to legal travel outside of the country)

  • For updates from Oregon State University regarding DACA, please visit the Recent Federal Actions FAQ website and Resources website

DACA Renewal 
Steps to renew your 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