DACA & Undocumented Students

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Undocumented students and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status are advised that on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, President Trump announced an end to the DACA program. This policy change may lead to immediate changes in laws and immigration policies related to undocumented statuses, advance parole, and the ability to travel abroad.

Students who are not abroad, but are considering ANY travel abroad—study abroad or otherwise—should consult with the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center before making plans. Enhanced patrolling exists near domestic borders, so undocumented students or students with DACA status may be at heightened risk for investigation even for travel within the U.S. Questions about U.S. travel should also be directed to the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center. If you are not a UC Davis student, you may have similar resources for undocumented students at your home campus. 

University of California Undocumented Student Resources:

The Global Learning Hub is not able to provide any legal advice or guidance on DACA policy changes, nor advice for U.S. or international travel by undocumented students or students with DACA status. Undocumented students or students with DACA status who are interested in participating in our USA Study Programs should contact the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center.

Funding opportunities for USA Study Programs:

 Other UC Summer Abroad Faculty-Led Programs in the U.S. can be found here.

Read about UC President Napolitano’s comments on the decision to end the DACA program.