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September 14th, 2017
11 am to 1 pm - DACA Information Panel
1 pm to 4 pm - Application Assistance
When filling out the application for DACA you will need a few items available to complete it. Here is a short list of items to bring with you so that we can help you get your application done:
1. Copy of Employment Authorization Card (front/back)
2. Copy of SSN card (front/back)
3. Copy of last notice of approval letter
4. Income amount and expenses
5. Last date you entered the United States
6. Current address and the address you used in your last filing
Even if you don't have access to all these items now, bring what you can!
The DACA program, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was first launched under President Barack Obama’s administration in 2012. This program allows young individuals who immigrated to the U.S. illegally with their parents to get protection from deportation. It also provides them with the ability to work, go to school, get a social security number, apply for a credit card, and obtain a driver’s license in the United States.
According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, as of the end of July 2017, almost 800,000 people have been granted the benefits and protections available under DACA.
Recipients under DACA must have entered the U.S. before the age of 16 and be under 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012. They must have lived in the U.S. continuously since the initial request for DACA, be clear of criminal convictions, and must not pose a threat to national security or public safety.
These recipients must also meet one of the following criteria:
Currently in school
Have graduated from high school
Earned their GED
Be an honorably discharged veteran from the Armed Forces or the Coast Guard
The standard fee to submit an application to the DACA program is $495. This includes the application fee and the fee for biometrics (fingerprints and a photo). This initial submission or renewal period last for two years.
The Arizona Legal Center, together with Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law will be hosting a DACA – Know Your Rights forum on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Beus Center for Law and Society, 111 E Taylor Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004. Following the forum, attorneys will be available to answer questions and provide advice and trained volunteers will be available to assist DACA renewal applicants with completing their forms.
For more details on how the Arizona Legal Center can help you with your DACA renewal application or for any questions you may have about the program, contact us directly at DACA@arizonalegalcenter.org.
Did you miss out on this event? Check out a recording of the live stream here.
Mission Asset Fund (nationwide): DACA Renewal Scholarships, APPLY HERE
UndocuMedia (nationwide )- This is an online platform for immigrant rights, which has set up a fundraiser with the goal of assisting 1,000 DACA recipients with their renewal applications. To apply for a $495 scholarship, fill out this form.
DACA Fund (nationwide, based in Los Angeles, CA)- Immigrant rights organizers in Los Angeles put together an online fundraiser to help folks renew their DACAs. To apply for a DACA renewal scholarship, send an e-mail to email@example.com. In your e-mail you must include an attached copy/picture of your current work permit (note: omit personal info like your USCIS #, WAC #, address and birthday), along with a brief explanation of any financial hardships you are currently facing.
DACA Fund (nationwide, based in Seattle, WA)- Immigrant rights organizers in Seattle created an online fundraiser to provide financial assistance to DACA beneficiaries who need to submit their renewal application before October 5th. To apply, fill out this form.
Mexican Consulate (nationwide)- The Mexican Consulate will assist folks who are struggling financially and need to submit their DACA renewal applications before October 5th. Eligibility requirements vary slightly depending on the location so it is recommended that you contact your local Mexican Consulate office for more information and to apply. The Mexican consulate in Phoenix will take interviews 9/14/2017 at the ASU College of Law from 12 - 2pm.
Mari sol Credit Union-This credit union in Phoenix, Arizona LENDS the DACA & Citizenship fee at Zero Interest. 1515 W Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85007, (602) 252-6831.
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