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Overview

Community advisory (Sept. 5, 2017)

To date, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth have been granted DACA status, which provides work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. The program has enabled our graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. Unfortunately, on Sept. 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end DACA over two and half years.

Overview

Beginning August 15, 2012, thousands of current and former students who arrived without documentation to the United States as children may now be eligible for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. If these individuals meet certain requirements, they would be free from deportation for two years (renewable) and would be eligible for work permits even though they are not U.S. citizens.

SFUSD will help our current students and graduates apply for this opportunity by providing available enrollment histories and school transcripts:

  • For individuals who came to the United States before reaching their 16th birthday and are under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
  • For individuals who have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007
  • For individuals who need to provide proof that they are currently in school, have graduated, or obtained a certificate of completion from high school

To request enrollment histories and school transcripts in order to satisfy residency requirements:

  • Complete the online request form. Please note that the enrollment history and transcript fees will be waived for DACA applicants. Records will be mailed to the student.
  • OR download and complete the form (ES, ZH) and go to the Transcript Office:
    727 Golden Gate Avenue, Bungalow 1
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 241-3030 x13001
    Records will be provided on the same day.

  • OR mail in the form to the same address above. Records will be mailed to the student.

If you have any other questions regarding the Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, including the eligibility requirements and important information on process and timing, please refer to the following links:

The Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs is providing funding to community based organizations to assist DACA applicants. For DACA information and assistance from these community-based organizations, please contact the following service providers:

For additional support in scholarship and grant opportunities to help pay for the DACA application, please refer to the following organizations: