DACA Resources

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CURRENT STATUS OF DACA

From the beginning, we knew that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was a temporary solution. With the Supreme Court expected to rule on the future of DACA any time between now and June 2020, if you are a DACA recipient, it's more important now than ever for you to submit your renewal as soon as possible - apply today!

Because of the coronavirus health crisis and the temporary closure of USCIS offices, many of us do not know what the next year or more of our lives are going to look like. This page has an abundance of resources that will be updated to reflect whatever decision is made.

DACA recipients, TPS holders, and all undocumented immigrants are our neighbors, classmates, coworkers, and friends. Our home is here — no matter what the Supreme Court decides.

Have specific questions? Contact us at info@weareoneamerica.org and put "DACA Question" in the subject line - we will try our best to connect you to what you need.

DACA DECISION SCENARIOS:

The decision could come out at any moment between today and June 2020. The last day for SCOTUS to make a decision is the end of June. When they decide to hear the DACA case, here are 3 possible scenarios of what they could decide:

UPCOMING EVENTS

FREE VIRTUAL DACA RENEWAL CLINICS 

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is holding a series of FREE DACA renewal clinics.

DATES :                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday May 28 
Thursday June 11
Thursday June 18

TIME: 5:00-7:00pm

HOW TO RSVP: Call NWIRP's DREAM Line: 1-855-313-7326

WHAT TO PREPARE :
For your initial call: (1) EAD expiration date, (2) whether any new and/or undisclosed arrest history
For the clinic: (1) e-copy of most recent DACA renewal, (2) e-copy of front/back of most recent EAD, (3) updated address history (including dates from/to) since last renewal

NOTE: They particularly urge DACA recipients whose work permits will expire in the next six months (or whose permits have already expired) to sign up for a spot in these virtual clinics, and will give these applicants priority. However, they will also make spots available for any DACA recipients whose work permits expire between 6 months and 1 year from now if they choose to reapply early.

Thank you to their volunteer partners at Microsoft and Perkins Coie LLP for making these clinics possible.

TAKE ACTION

RENEWALS:

If you can renew, it is recommended you do so as soon as possible!

  • Seattle: El Centro de la Raza is helping cover the cost of renewals and can help with the process if you live, work, or go to school in Seattle.
  • Washington State: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is looking into remote free consultations at Wenatchee, Granger and Seattle offices. Cannot cover fee, but can help through the process for free. Still call to see if individual appointment is available or if clinics are open.
  • If you are a current Washington State University student (Global or any campus) you have access to free legal assistance and DACA renewal fees support of $250. Application website: Bit.ly/WSUDACA

 

Find a DACA Renewal Clinic Near You

ORDERS OF REMOVAL:

Have you ever been(or are not sure) in removal proceedings?
Call the court: 1-800-898-7180 (will need A#) - NOTE: A# for DACA may not be the same as A# for court - if you have a “Notice to Appear” (NTA), it will be there, or on any court documents or ICE check in documents.

Prior Orders of Removal: 

  • Get legal advice right away (lawyer list in resources below)
  • Get a copy of your file from prior/current attorney or through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ASAP
  • Make a safety plan with family (resources below)

Takes time, do not procrastinate!

Removal but not ordered deported:

  • May have “administrative closure” of case (taken off judge’s calendar) but judge still has jurisdiction
  • DHS may move to re-calendar these cases
  • Contact prior/current attorney and prepare defense to future removal proceedings ASAP
  • FOIA if needed and start planning now
  • Make a safety plan with family (resources below)

Never been in removal proceedings:

  • You COULD end up in removal proceedings depending on how DHS will terminate program. 
  • Get legal advice ASAP. Ask for opportunities for other protections such as an adjustment of status through a family member.
  • Make a safety plan with family (in resources below)

GET LEGAL ADVICE ASAP:

  • Don’t be in denial - find out if you have other immigration options NOW and/or prepare for removal proceedings
  • Consult with a licensed attorney or Department of Justice Accredited Representative (DOJ Rep)

Find a list of legal resources below.

RESOURCES

Here are many resources to support you as we navigate the DACA decision together. (Nuestro kit tiene toda esta informacion en español.)

HOW TO's & OTHER INFO

Here are some how-to guides as well as other information you may want to be aware of.