Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Sept. 5, 2017 that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals would end. DACA will be phased out over a period of six months. This resource page is intended to help you stay up to date on the implementation of DACA’s rescission, how to prepare your programs and our communities for the end of DACA, and how to plug in to various ways to stand with Dreamers. Resources will include in-depth legal analysis, practice advisories, program tools and community outreach materials.
Latest information on DACA
Was your DACA client’s renewal application erroneously rejected despite timely submission on or before the October 5, 2017 deadline?
In this webinar, we discuss the latest guidance on how to resubmit DACA renewals that were erroneously rejected. We review how to rectify DACA renewals rejected due to USCIS lockbox error or US Postal Service mail-service delays. Using different case scenarios, we discuss when and how to resubmit, what to include in the resubmission packet, and how to advise clients facing a lapse in deferred action.
Last updated 9/7/2017
The Trump administration announced Sept. 5, 2017 that it is ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. DACA provides temporary protection from deportation and work authorization for certain young people who were brought to the U.S. as children.
Resources for legal practitioners
Since the Trump administration rescinded DACA, several states, universities and non-profits have filed lawsuits challenging the rescission and termination. Here are the updates so far.
This bilingual (English/Spanish) screening tool can help legal services providers assess whether a DACA recipient is eligible to request renewal before Oct. 5, 2017.
The Trump Administration has announced an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This webinar explores what we know about the policy so far and how it affects your clients. Under the new policy, current DACA recipients will maintain deferred action and employment authorization until their current grants expire
Use these fliers to alert Dreamers to the fact that they need to seek legal assistance. Includes a customizable box that you can add your program’s information to.
This practice advisory, written for legal service providers, explains what the end of DACA means for your clients. It includes current practice tips and will be updated as we learn more.
Resources for dreamers and the public
Twenty states and the District of Columbia offer in-state tuition to undocumented students. This infographic shows states that allow immigrant youth access to affordable and quality higher education. See whether DACA termination affects immigrants’ ability to attend or afford college in your state.
President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out DACA is “a heartbreaking disappointment,” said Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
Other useful resources
The president's Jan. 25, 2017 executive orders on border and immigration enforcement effectively put more than 11 million undocumented and other immigrants living in the U.S. at risk of detention and deportation. As a result, families at risk face challenges and difficult decisions in preparing for the possibility of being separated from one another. Planning to ensure children (as well as other dependents) and financial assets are taken care of is crucial but preparation can be complex.
This document can help undocumented individuals determine whether they might qualify for some sort of immigration relief and whether they are at high risk of being arrested by immigration.
DACA is an executive action, implemented by President Obama in 2012, providing deportation relief and the opportunity to work for a select group of young, undocumented people living in the United States. This document provides some talking points.
Immigrating to another country takes a lot of courage. Some people may see your immigration status as a weakness and try to take advantage of you. Others may genuinely want to help you, but they simply are not authorized or qualified to do so. Before you ask someone for help on your immigration case, or pay for any services, CLINIC wants to teach you how to protect yourself against immigration scams, commonly called notario fraud.