UNT Dallas is home to a collaborative composed of dedicated staff who is working hard to ensure we are providing resources and services for our dacamented and undocumented students, while creating a positive change on campus. This collective is known as the Trailblazing Dreamers Collaborative (TDC). Our mission as a Trailblazing Dreamers Collaborative is to advocate for and empower our Dreamer students at UNT Dallas while educating our campus community.
DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Established in 2012 by President Barack Obama, DACA allows undocumented individuals who entered the United States as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of “deferred action” or protection from deportation. Some undocumented students at Columbia and at other colleges and universities in the U.S. have DACA status.
DACA enables recipients to further or complete their educations, to work, to obtain drivers’ licenses and social security numbers and build personal credit history. In addition, it allows undocumented individuals to exit and re-enter the country.
DACA status provides protection against deportation. The program currently remains in place.
The U.S. Federal Government grants DACA status on a case-by-case basis. It is not a step towards gaining permanent residency or citizenship.
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