Empowering undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals
What We Know & Can Do Now
On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf of the entire Trump administration, announced an end to the DACA program. As more details emerge about DACA, we will be releasing detailed, timely information and guidance throughresources andin-person presentations.
No new initial DACA applications will be accepted after September 5, 2017.
DACA Renewal Applications
People with work permits that expire between September 5, 2017 and/or before March 5, 2018 will have one month (until October 5, 2017) to get a new two-year work permit. Unfortunately, people with work permits that expire after March 5, 2018 will no longer be eligible to file for renewals.
DACA Renewal Resources
This collection of DACA renewal resources by Ready California includes fee assistance, legal help, events, hotline and volunteer opportunitites.
Looking for help filling out your DACA renewal application?Please beware of notarios. Notarios cannot practice immigration law. Only licensed attorneys and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Accredited Representatives can practice immigration law.
Many immigration legal services providers are offering free or reduced fee DACA renewal application assistance.
The following are options for getting financial assistance to pay for the DACA renewal fee. Please be cautious if you are asking for financial assistance. Verify that the fund is organized by a trusted person or organization and do not give your sensitive personal information to unknown sources.
Crowdfunding and Funds for DACA renewals (nationwide): The following is a list of crowdfunding campaigns and funds that will be offering financial assistance to those who are filing DACA renewal applications.
The Mexican Consulate (nationwide) has announced that it will be providing legal and financial assistance to those needing to submit a DACA renewal application. Contact the nearest Mexican Consulate to you to get more details about specific eligibility requirements as they may vary by location.
Employment & Healthcare
Work re-verification not requiredwith DACA decision.Read more
Someone with a valid DACA continues to have work authorization and other benefits (ex. driver's licenses). However, President Trump’s immigration executive orders have changed the government’s deportation priorities. This has led ICE to detain and attempt to deport a few people with DACA.
ICE may detain a person with a valid DACA if they:
Are arrested or convicted for any criminal offense;
Admit to any offense (including minor traffic violations);
Are determined to pose a threat to public safety or national security;
Have been deported or been ordered deported from the United States in the past before ever getting DACA;
Admit to fraud in connection with a government agency (such as the use of a fake social security number);
Admit to gang affiliation;
Come to the attention of local law enforcement
Earning a Living Without DACA
Immigrants Rising was created by E4FC to encourage all imigrants, regardless of legal status, to create their own opportunities, earn a living, and thrive through entrepreneurship.