DACA Rescinded: Impact on K-12 Districts
September 12, 2017
What is DACA?
DACA protected certain undocumented immigrants from deportation who entered the country as minors, and made them eligible for work permits. Eligible individuals could apply for renewal of their DACA status every two years.
The most serious consequence for higher education students, in addition to the threat of deportation, will be the inability to receive work permits. In addition, higher education students may be ineligible for student loans because lenders are unlikely to lend to individuals who will not ultimately be able to obtain employment and repay the loans. The end of DACA will not impact California higher education students’ eligibility for financial aid; regardless of DACA status, undocumented students were—and will continue to be—ineligible for federal aid such as Pell grants, and eligible for state aid under California’s Dream Act.
|This fact sheet is a summary only and not legal advice. We recommend that you consult with legal counsel to determine how this legal development may apply to your specific facts and circumstances. |
Should you have any questions, please contact ACSA Legislative Advocate Iván Carrillo.