DACAmented & UnDACAmented

Overhead of a crowd of students at commencement

I am relieved that Yale students and graduates covered under DACA will be able to continue working and making significant contributions to our country as a result of this decision. I am also reminded that today’s decision does not provide an enduring solution for these talented, hardworking young people. We still need legislation that provides a pathway to legal status—and ultimately citizenship—for undocumented students. These students have so much potential. We need to give them the chance to thrive and to help make our nation stronger and more innovative.

President Peter Salovey, June 20, 2020

Since the repeal of DACA in 2017, I have advocated for a legislative solution that will end the uncertainty and give talented and motivated individuals a way to earn permanent residence, and eventually, U.S. citizenship, a decision that would honor the nation's highest ideals of fairness, compassion, and justice.

President Peter Salovey, June 21, 2018

Support for Undocumented Students at Yale

Yale University, under the leadership of Yale’s presidents, has long advocated for a permanent solution for undocumented students. Yale is extremely proud of its strong commitment to a diverse community, equal opportunity and accessibility to all candidates from any part of the world, regardless of citizenship, who show great academic and personal promise. There is a network of support at Yale University to help and support DACA and undocumented students, including access to experts, lawyers and financial support to help any Yale student who faces legal action as a result of any changes in the DACA program. Yale’s Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) is one place to start and can refer you to other campus resources (see below). For more information contact Ozan Say.


Yale faculty and staff with questions about undocumented and DACAmented students, or DACA in general, are also invited to contact contact OISS.

Information on other immigration matters that may be a concern.

DACA in the Federal Agencies and the Courts

The legislative and ligation updates for DACA span many years and continue to evolve and change. Below are links to three websites that maintain reliable and current information:  

Selected Resources

Campus Resources

National Resources

USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Resources

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