DACA & Undocumented Students

Anna Maria College is a diverse welcoming community. We encourage Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and undocumented students to apply for admission to the university. Deferred Action Qualifications:

In accordance with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), you are eligible for deferred action status if you meet all of the following criteria:

· was under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
· came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
· has continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
· was physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making the request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
· entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
· is currently in school, has graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, has obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or is an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
· has not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and does not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
· Certain restrictions may apply for nursing students taking the Nursing Licensing exams. Please check with your state board of nursing to determine if there are restrictions in your state associated with nursing licensing.
· For more information regarding deferred action, please visit the Department of Homeland Security, frequently asked questions page.

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