USCIS IS ACCEPTING DACA RENEWAL APPLICATIONS:
On January 09, 2018, a judge in the California federal court ordered that the administration must continue to accept DACA renewal applications as it was doing before September 5th. The following is the information available:
- Renewal applications will be accepted following previously established guidelines..
- Renewals for individuals currently with DACA will be accepted.
- Initial applications for DREAMers who have never applied for DACA will not be accepted.
- Each case is reviewed on a case by case basis.
- Application fee $495
Applications for individuals with expired DACA
- If DACA expired after September 5, 2016 a renewal application can be presented
- If DACA expired before September 5, 2016 an initial application can be presented and must include:
- Proof of continuous presence in the U.S. since June 15, 2007.
- Proof of entry to the U.S. before the age of 16.
- Proof of education status.
- This decision is not permanent.
- The Trump administration has challenged the decision in an effort to reverse it.
- If you chose to apply for renewal, you should do so immediately.
- Legislation like the Dream Act is the only permanent solution.
Consult with an attorney or trusted legal service provider
- Understand your legal options.
- Find out if you might be eligible for a permanent immigration benefit.
- Call The Resurrection Project’s Immigration Hotline at 312-666-3062.
Please visit our DACA Renewal Clinics hosted every Saturday at 9am at 1805 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL.
If you are a DACA recipient and need help renewing your DACA please call 312-666-3062, or email Rocío Pulido at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renew Your DACA
These are the documents that you to renew your DACA:
Here is a DACA Renewal Checklist in English
Aquí es una DACA renovación lista de verificación en español
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about DACA.
- Everyone, regardless of their status, has constitutional rights before immigration authorities.
- Consult with an attorney or trusted legal service provider to understand your legal options and if you might be eligible for an immigration benefit. Find low-cost immigration legal services: Call The Resurrection Project’s Immigration Hotline at 312-666-3062.
- Follow The Resurrection Project on Facebook for updated information.
- You are not Alone! Call 1-800-345-9049 (voice) to talk with someone if you’re feeling depressed or anxious or if in Crisis text “Hello” to 741741TM.
- Avoid fraudulent service providers: confirm their credentials, ask for a written contract and a receipt for any payments, and if you have doubts, get a second opinion.
- Avoid negative contact with law enforcement. If you have a criminal record, consult an expert. Certain convictions can be changed to lessen the impact on a future immigration case.