On September 5, President Trump’s administration announced their decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (DACA). The university recommends the following steps for students with DACA status:
- Consult with an immigration lawyer to review your legal options, including whether you may qualify for a different immigration status. The Minnesota Immigrant and Refugee Rights Helpline, https://www.ilcm.org/latest-news/daca-helpline/, or Immigration Law Help may be helpful resources.
- Check your DACA paperwork. If your DACA status and employment authorization is set to expire prior to March 5, 2018, you may apply for renewal before October 5, 2017. Properly completed renewal applications must be received and accepted by USCIS before October 5, 2017 to be considered. USCIS will reject all requests to renew DACA and associated applications for EADs filed after October 5, 2017.
- DO NOT travel outside of the United States.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Student Affairs office by email or phone (651-962-6120).