Could I be deported if I apply for DACA?

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The Trump Administration has worked to expand the types of cases that will result in removal proceedings if the applicant is denied. It has specifically exempted DACA from this list of application types due to the pending litigation and the most recent memo restates the policy that information from DACA applications will generally not be shared with ICE for the purpose of initiating removal proceedings. This means that currently, the risk of being placed in removal proceedings is fairly low if the applicant does not have a significant criminal or immigration history. This could change in the future, however, so all applicants need to be aware that this is a risk in applying for DACA. While applying for DACA appears to be relatively safe at this time, there are no guarantees.

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