Understanding DACA’s Education Requirement : Immigration Impact:
"When the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was first announced, it was clear that individuals would have to meet some sort of education requirement in order to obtain the program’s many benefits, including a two-year renewable reprieve from deportation, work authorization, a social security number, and—in nearly every state—the chance to apply for a driver’s license.
What was unknown was how the immigration agency would address the question of individuals who were unable to finish high school.
...For some 400,000 individuals, the first step towards DACA will be finding and then signing up for a qualifying adult alternative education program.
After that, it’s back to school because DACA renewal will require a showing of substantial progress or passage of the GED."