DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
As you are aware, an announcement has been made by the federal government regarding phasing out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in March of 2018. Pace University supports all students regardless of their immigration status. Please see President Marvin Krislov's full statement on DACA.
The deadline to renew DACA is October 5, 2017. All students whose DACA status has/will expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 may file to renew their DACA status in time to reach USCIS by Thursday, October 5, 2017 (mailing by that date is not sufficient). There is a renewal fee of $495. Additional information is available here. Students renewing should be aware that there are sites that charge for free forms and provide incorrect advice (such as encouraging people with expiration dates after March 5 to renew). This communication contains a list of legitimate resources. All necessary forms and instructions are available free of charge on the web site, www.uscis.gov by clicking on “Forms.”
Please reach out if you need assistance. The following offices are staffed with those who may be able to assist and guide students as needed:
- Counseling Center:
Pleasantville Campus—Administration Building, 2nd Floor, Phone: (914) 773-3710
NYC Campus—156 William Street, 8th Floor, Phone: (212) 346-1526
- Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs: Offices in NYC and PLV can offer support and connect you with resources in the community including legal help.
- Pace International Office: Pace International can offer support navigating study abroad, but please note, leaving the United States is not advised at this time.
Here is a link to FAQs that address questions on DACA, list available resources, and provide information that reflects our understanding of the current situation.
Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, Dean for Students, Pleasantville
Marijo Russell-O'Grady, Dean for Students, NYC