Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Resources for San Francisco Families
The Trump administration formally announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a program that has protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children. Many SFUSD graduates have benefited from the program by gaining access to higher education and job opportunities.
Congress has until March 5, 2018 to preserve the program or take another action. Here is some basic information for San Francisco families from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and SFUSD.
Implications for Students
SFUSD high school students who are DACA participants who are applying for college this year may be impacted by the end of DACA. Higher education leaders are asking for congress to vote quickly to preserve DACA so that students can apply for college and financial aid without fears of deportation. We are looking into any new implications of the DACA repeal for SFUSD high school students and we will share more information as soon as it becomes available.
There is no indication that ending DACA will impact AB540, California’s law offering in-state tuition to public colleges and universities as well as access to financial aid for qualifying students.
Read more about concerns related to higher education in this article from the Washington Post:
Read more about university resources and rights for California students from San Francisco State University: