National Immigration Law Center
Common DACA Myths
Fact: Undocumented students may be able to work if they qualify for, apply to, and receive a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) work permit.
Fact: We welcome all students regardless of their country of origin or immigration status. As long as a student is currently enrolled at WSU, they have complete access to all of our services including one-on-one advising appointments, drop-in advising, as well as events, career fairs, and programs. We recommend that undocumented students make a confidential career advising appointment to discuss specific options.
Fact: Our mission is to serve all Shockers regardless of their immigration status or membership in any other identity. All conversations between students and career advisors are confidential and the decision to disclose any personal information is at the discretion and comfort of the student.
Fact: Students with DACA work permits can apply for a variety of job and internship opportunities. We recommend meeting with a career advisor to discuss your specific situation.
Fact: A work permit is considered appropriate identification to prove your identity and authorization to work.
Fact: An employer only needs to know that you have legal authorization to work. Though every company is different, the Human Resources office will usually know of your DACA work permit; your supervisor and coworkers do not need to be specifically informed.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, DACA recipents are not eligible to qualify for sponsorship from their employer.
Yes, you are eligible to apply for an on-campus job if you have an eligible work permit through DACA. You are able to apply for an on-campus job through your Handshake account.
USCIS Renewal Process
Due to federal court orders, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.