UPDATE: As of January 13, 2018, USCIS is accepting applications for individuals who previously were provided DACA status. The change is due to a federal court order. New applications for the program are not being accepted. Please review the qualifications to apply for renewal using the following link:
On September 5, 2017, the US Attorney General announced the termination of the DACA program on March 5, 2018. The DACA program offered young undocumented recipients protection from deportation and a valid employment authorization document (a work permit). The US Congress has until March 5, 2018 to enact a law to address the recipients of the DACA program.
Since the announcement, university leadership and a taskforce of over 20 faculty, staff, and representatives of student groups have been working to identify resources and provide support for DACA recipients at UCO.
Individuals are advised to contact the Office of Legal Counsel for incidents involving law enforcement. The office will contact the Stumps & Associates law firm to respond to the situation.
Faculty, staff, students, and community members can donate to the Dreamer Fund online or by contacting a UCO Foundation representative. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to UCO students who meet the criteria in order to foster academic success. Recipients must be enrolled at UCO, be in good academic standing (GPA 2.0), must have attended a US high school and lived in the US for at least 5 years, and be a member of a Diversity Round Table group of the International Student Council, with preference to students who have or have had Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status. To donate online, click here and designate your gift to the "Dreamer Fund".