Deferred Action (DACA)

DREAMers can now apply for temporary work permits, Social Security numbers and protection from deportation! This two-year, renewable program is a huge victory won by DREAMers who came out, joined together and took action.

To get help applying and to find out everything you need to know about the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program (commonly know as DACA), go to our website specifically designed for DREAMers:

On this site is an online tool to help you determine whether you’re eligible for the program, places where there are free clinics to get information and hands-on help to apply, answers to common questions about the program and places to go for trustworthy legal help.

We called the site “WeOwnTheDream” because it’s up to DREAMers to Own It – spread the word, educate our community and help other DREAMers apply for this program. And if you’re an organizer, lawyer or member of the media, you should find what you need there too.

Here’s who’s eligible:

» Young people (born on or after June 16, 1981) who came to the U.S. before the age of 16.
» Don’t have lawful immigration status.
» Have lived continuously in the U.S. since June 15, 2007.
» You must be at least 15 years old
» Currently in school or a graduate of high school or GED recipient or honorably discharged military veteran.
» You must also have a clean criminal record and pass a background check.

If you have any questions about whether you or someone you know is eligible, check out

What are the benefits?