Employment

DACA recipients have valid work authorization for the period of their permit. This means you are able to work in the U.S. for any employer, both on and off campus. However, undocumented students who are not eligible for DACA cannot accept employment in the U.S.

Certain professional certifications and licensures may require lawful immigration status or background checks in the U.S. Thus, depending on the field of study, obtaining final certification or license may be problematic for DACA or undocumented students. It is best to contact the specific certification authority to check certification requirements when thinking about career options.

The following articles and documents can help you understand your employment rights under DACA.