DACA

 

 

 

 

Update: 1/15/18

Do you qualify to renew your DACA protections after the January 9th, 2018 Federal Court Order? Follow this flow chart!

 

DACA- What you need to know!
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ATTENTION DACA recipients:

  1. USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew your DACA status.
  2. Individuals who were previously granted deferred action under DACA may request renewal by filing forms:
    1. Form I-821D:
    2. Form I-765:
    3. Form I-765 Worksheet:
  3. Pay appropriate $495 fee or approved fee exemption request & file your DACA renewal at a USCIS designated location.
  4. USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA.
  5. USCIS will not accept or approve advance parole requests from DACA recipients.
  6. This could be a short window to file DACA renewals given that the Trump administration is likely to appeal the court ruling that forced them to reopen renewals in the first place. TAKE ACTION NOW!
  7. Please consult a lawyer if you have any questions on any specific case.
  8. Finally, this underscores the need for Congress to pass a permanent solution to protect Dreamers. We need a clean !

Adapted from the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) Twitter Thread.

More resources:

  1. Frequently Asked Questions – National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
  2. USCIS & DACA Renewals – What you need to know – NILC & United We Dream

Update: 9/05/17
Colorado DACA recipients, listen up!

  • Your work permit is valid until it expires.
  • If your work permit expires by March 5th, RENEW before October 5th
  • If you have never had DACA, DO NOT apply now.
  • Ask everyone you know to fight for a permanent solution!
  • Text DREAM to 945602
  • Visit our events page to attend a FREE DACA Renewal Workshop!
  • Be careful dealing with “notarios” and don’t let yourself be scammed!

More info on what to do now that President Trump announced the end of DACA: here

Más info en español: aquí

Organizations that will help pay for your DACA Fee:

Organization Name Website
   
Mission Asset Fund LC4DACA Application
YMCA Boulder  Colorado DACA Project | email: daca@ymcabv.org • 303-664-5455 x9999
League of United Latin American Citizens LULAC DACA Scholarship
United We Dream United We Dream | email: info@unitedwedream.org
New Economy Project New Economy Project DACA Fund
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) www.chirla.org | Contact CHIRLA at 1 – (888) 624-4752
Crowdsourcing Search YouCaring for DACA crownfunds
DACA LOAN PROGRAMS
Self-Help Federal Credit Union DACA Loan Application
Fitzsimons Credit Union (Aurora, CO) DACA Loan Application

 

 

 


The following information is from National Immigration Law Center ( NILC: https://www.nilc.org/issues/daca/)

On June 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would not deport certain undocumented youth who came to the United States as children. Under a directive from the DHS secretary, these youth may be granted a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” The Obama administration called this program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. This page provides information about DACA now that Trump has rescinded the program.


IMPORTANT NOTICE — PLEASE READ (September 5, 2017)

On Sept. 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it is terminating the DACA program. NILC’s statement about the announcement is available here.

According to the announcement, the Department of Homeland Security will stop accepting new DACA applications (i.e., from people who don’t already have DACA). People who already have DACA and whose work permits expire between now and March 5, 2018, will be able to apply for a two-year renewal if they apply by October 5, 2017.

Generally, if you want to apply to renew your DACA by Oct. 5, we encourage you to speak first with an immigration attorney or a Board of Immigration Appeals–accredited representative. If you decide to proceed with an application, we urge that you be represented by an attorney or accredited representative (a Form G-28 should be filed with your application).

 

More resources here:

United We Dream Resources

National Immigration Law Center – DACA

More from National Immigration Law Center:

DACA Under the Trump Administration

Top 5 Things to Know About the Announcement That DACA Is Being Ended (Sept. 5, 2017)

Frequently Asked Questions on DACA Termination

About DACA and Employment (answers to frequently asked questions)

Side by Side: DACA and Related 2017 Legislation (table)

Side by Side: Provisions of 2010 and 2017 Dream Acts andDACA (table)

New Questions and Answers About DACA Now That Trump Is President

Potential Scenarios: Legal Threats to DACA

#DefendDACA: Stories in Defense of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals