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DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

On December 4, 2020, a federal judge in New York ordered the Trump Administration to restore the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program to the way it existed prior to September 2017, when the Administration moved to try to terminate the program.

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Free DACA Renewal Clinics

Because of the current COVID-19 health crisis we are unable to provide in-person clinics at this time. However, we are providing free virtual appointments for help with renewing your DACA status. Please call us 4-5 months before your current DACA authorization expires to ensure that we can help you renew before your authorization expires. Call 1-855-313-7326 to RSVP for one of these upcoming clinics.

Other Important Links

How to Complete a DACA Renewal - This video from the ILRC details how to complete a DACA renewal application packet by walking through the various forms’ questions to highlight what they mean and focus on areas worth paying close attention to.
 
June 25th update on the DACA program - NWIRP leadership put together a video Q&A on the current state of the DACA program and how NWIRP is helping support DACA recipients.
 
Immigrants Like Us - A 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering low-income immigrants free legal services for naturalization, family green card, and DACA renewal.
 

Centro Latino DACA Scholarships - Through a partnership with Graduate Tacoma, Pierce County Connected Joint Fund and Tacoma Probono, Centro Latino will administer the Esperanza DACA Renewal Scholarship, scholarship funds are on a first-come first-serve basis until funds run out. Deadline for applications is July 31st, 2020!
 
RAICES DACA Scholarships - RAICES wants to support our DACA community members by expanding the types of assistance they provide. You may be eligible to receive assistance with your DACA renewal fees. RAICES currently has a limited number of scholarships which will be awarded on a first come first served basis.
 
One America DACA Toolkit - Resources for DACA recipients from our partners at OneAmerica.
 
DACA Application Forms - A list of the forms required by USCIS in order to appply for DACA
 
State Financial Aid for Undocumented Immigrant Youth - from Ready Set Grad
 
Immigrants Rising Educational Resources - a list of educational resources from Immigrants Rising
 
City of Seattle DACA Resources - Several helpful resources from the City of Seattle.
 
DACA and Workplace Rights - from National Immigration Law Center
 
Understanding the Criminal Bars to Deferred Action - from Immigrant Legal Resource Center

 

Guadalupe's Story

DACA allows me to pursue my education without the fear of being deported.

I was born in Mexico, but have been in the United States since I was only 6 months old. Even though I have been in the US nearly my whole life, I am undocumented.

As a child I dreamed of becoming a surgeon, but because of my status I thought'd it'd be impossible for me to go to college, let alone afford the cost.

I found out about Northwest Immigrant Rights Project around the time that the DACA program was announced. NWIRP gave me the opportunity to have my DACA application reviewed by someone who knows the law and could give me the assurance that everything was done right.

I am so excited that this new program allows me to go to college without the fear of being deported.