In some states, the benefits even include a drivers license and access to in-state tuition. Over 500,000 have signed up for the program, while others remain suspicious or perhaps don’t know it exists. The choice would be hard for anyone. Signing up means losing your anonymity and exposure to the malicious designs of a future administration’s hostility. Declining means no progress, and perhaps even losing out on a future benefit that could theoretically be offered one day only to current DACA-holders.
The government has at last unveiled the requirements for extending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for two years more. The requirements essentially carry forward the original ones: a young age at arrival and at the moment when DACA was enacted, a substantially clean criminal record, educational criteria, and continual presence in the U.S. Those who continue meet these requirements and can afford the $465 renewal fee are in luck for one year more.
You can read more about the political implications of Deferred Action in Juan Escalante's Huffington Post Article
It’s important, however, for anyone seeking to enter or renew DACA status to have the help of a knowledgeable attorney. Fraudulent “consultants" are easily found, and their lack of thorough knowledge and attention to detail could end in disaster. Make sure that whether you are applying for DACA for the first time or renewing for another year, you consult with a good attorney to protect your future in the United States.