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Update: Phase-out of the DACA program

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Administration will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on March 5, 2018.  The six-month delay is intended to give Congress time to pursue a legislative solution for DACA beneficiaries.

According to a memorandum and FAQ from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the agency will phase the program out over the next six months and will cease accepting new initial DACA applications after Sept. 5, 2017, but will continue to process pending cases and will accept some renewal applications for a limited period.

Students concerned about or affected by the DACA phase-out, can find guidance and resources under the leadership of Interim Dean of Students José-Luis Riera, the Division of Student Life including the Center for Counseling and Student Development and the Office of the Dean of Students.
The following are answers to frequently asked questions about the phase-out of DACA: