DACA at Purdue

With the September 5, 2017 announcement by the Attorney General putting the future of DACA in the hands of Congress, it is very understandable that impacted students may have concerns and experience some stress in this present period of uncertainty.

As reiterated by President Daniels in signing the joint letter in support of DACA, “America needs talent – and these students, who have been raised and educated in the United States, are already part of our national community”.  Purdue University remains steadfast its strong commitment to maintaining a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for all members of our community, including students impacted by the DACA announcement. 

Meanwhile, Purdue’s reputation as a welcoming and inclusive community is something we can all ensure and maintain, by continuing to be caring and supportive members of the Boilermaker family. We hope you will join us in this effort.

What is DACA?

On Sept. 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications for work authorization, under specific parameters.  – Department of Homeland Security

Latest News

DACA to end in March 2018

On September 5, 2017, the Attorney General announced the DACA program would end in six months (March 5, 2018). The U.S. Congress has until that time to enact legislation to make DACA law.

What does this mean?

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will not accept any initial DACA and associated employment authorization document (EAD) applications filed on or after September 6, 2017.
  • If you submitted a DACA or EAD application on or before September 5, 2017, DHS will review it on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you are currently a DACA recipient, you will maintain your DACA and EAD benefits until your expiration date.
  • If your DACA permit and EAD card expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, you can submit a renewal application. However, your application must be filed and accepted by October 5, 2017.
    • Please note the link below about the September 20 DACA renewal workshop being sponsored by Catholic Charities.
  • If your DACA permit expires after March 5, 2018, you are not eligible to submit an extension application.
  • We continue to advise any DACA recipient to not travel outside the United States. If you are a DACA recipient currently outside the United States, we advise that you return to the country as soon as possible.
  • Effective September 5, 2017, DHS will no longer accept Form I-131 for Advance Parole from DACA recipients, which means DACA students should not participate in any study abroad programs.


Purdue Resources:

Purdue International Students and Scholars (ISS) Immigration Changes and Resources: RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS IMPACTED BY DACA 
International students, scholars, faculty, and staff are an important and valued part of the Purdue community. ISS is committed to providing assistance and support to our international community. 

Purdue Reiterates Support for DACA

Purdue Office of the Dean of Students

Purdue Counseling and Psychological Services

Purdue Student Legal Services

Financial Aid Resources:

DACA students are not eligible for Federal Financial aid. Due to Indiana law, DACA students are also not eligible for state or Purdue financial aid.


Other Resources:

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