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SCOTUS Decision on DACA & Resources

“DACA rally” by Victoria Pickering

***July 28, 2020 Update: The Trump administration announced on Tuesday, July 28th, that it will continue to defy the Supreme Court’s order to restore DACA. By doing so, the administration is effectively rejecting the judiciary’s authority and placing the lives of undocumented young people in danger. Read the DHS Memorandum on DACA here.

Content Below was Published on June 19th, 2020

The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, June 18th, to allow the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to remain in place. The Dream Resource Center, at the UCLA Labor Center, celebrates this critical victory won by undocumented youth. DACA became a reality because of the continued organizing efforts of undocumented young people!

The ruling returns DACA to its initial 2012 form and reopens the DACA program to new applicants. However, we cannot know for sure whether DHS will accept new applications until they release guidance. All eligible individuals are encouraged to consult with a qualified and reputable immigration attorney to apply for, or renew, their DACA.

Although this decision is a win for our communities, DACA is not a permanent solution. We need to come together, organize, and demand a permanent solution for immigrant youth and all 11 million undocumented people living in the US. The fight for a welcoming and just society, where immigrant youth and their families can thrive­­, does not end with this decision.

As the fight for a permanent solution continues, the immigrant rights movement must also commit to fighting for justice for Black communities. We must echo the demand from the Black Lives Matter movement to defund the police and also be clear that we must abolish ICE. The immigrant rights movement must stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, recognizing that our Black immigrant siblings live at the intersections of both movements.

DACA Application and Renewal Guidance Resources

The following information will help DACA recipients prepare for filing, but should not be considered as legal advice and should not replace legal advice from an attorney or certified representative. Everyone’s case is different, which is why we strongly urge DACA recipients and first-time applicants to consider seeking out assistance from local non-profit organizations that provide free to low cost legal assistance.

DACA Renewal Workshops

 

On September 5th 2017, President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Current DACA recipients whose DACA expires before March 5th 2018 are eligible for renewal. The DACA renewal application must be received by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by October 5th 2017.

If you need help renewing your DACA application, here’s a comprehensive list: DACA Renewal Efforts

 

DACA Renewal Scholarships: 

LC4DACA

  • Get a $495 scholarship for your daca renewal
  • You’ll need an ead card (work permit) with an expiration date on or before march 5, 2018
  • Fast – checks available same day or mailed the next business day
  • Available nationwide

Virtual: 

UnitedWeDream – DACA Renewal Network

  • LIVE DACA Renewal Broadcasts
  • Q&A with Top Attorneys & National Experts
  • Personalized DACA Renewal Plan
  • Notifications via Text and Email
  • Free Do-it-Yourself Online Application Tools by Top Lawyers
  • Where to get Trustworthy, Free or Low Cost Legal Help
  • Help with Saving for your DACA Fees

 Los Angeles: 

Advancing Justice LA – Free DACA Renewal Workshop

Date: September 21 & 28, 2017

Time: By appointment only

Location: 1145 Wilshire Ave. Los Angeles, 90017

 

CARECEN – Renew DACA Now!

Date: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm, walk-in

Location: 2845 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90005

Date: Monday thru Friday

Time: 2-5pm, walk in

Location: 16501 Sherman Way, Suite 220, Van Nuys, CA 91406

 

CHIRLA – Free DACA Renewal Clinic

Date: Monday, September 18, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 5pm

Location: 400 S Hope St., 18th Floor, Los Angeles, 90071

 

Pop Up Clinic Legal Aid – Free Information Session & DACA Renewal

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

 

Public Council – Free DACA Renewal Clinics/Renovación gratuita de DACA

Date: September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & Oct 1

Location: 610 S Ardmore Ave, Los Angeles, California 90005

Bay Area

SIREN

Date: September 19, 2017

Time: 1pm – 7pm

Location: Gilroy Public Library, 350 West 6th Street

 

Date: September 20, 2017

Time: 1pm – 4:30pm

Location: Mission College, 3000 Mission College Boulevard

 

Date: September 22, 2017

Time: 1pm – 4:30pm

Location: 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose

 

Date: September 26, 2017

Time: 10am – 5:00pm

Location: 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose

 

Date: September 26, 2017

Time: 10am – 5:00pm

Location: 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose

 

Date: October 3, 2017

Time: 10am – 5:00pm

Location: 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose

Stockton

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation – DACA Workshop and Informational Forum

Date: September 27, 2017

Time: 6pm

Location: 338 E. Market St, Stockton, CA

Sharing is caring! If you know of other DACA clinics/resources, please send information to dreamresourcecenter@gmail.