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Toolkit for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Workshops

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A group application workshop is a one-day, and in some cases two-day, community even that brings professionals and trained volunteers together to assist childhood arrivals or “DREAMers” in completing applications for Deferred Action.  The workshop is an essential tool for efficiently and effectively providing application assistance to large numbers of people.  The success of the workshop model depends on careful planning, thorough training of staff and volunteers, and high quality services.  The purpose of this toolkit is to help charitable immigration programs and their volunteers achieve a successful workshop.  The forms and sample documents can be used as is or adapted by local programs for their own needs.

We welcome your feedback on this toolkit and its utility.  Also, if you have documents your agency has developed that you would like to send us for inclusion in the toolkit, or suggestions for additional materials to include, please send these to


CLINIC Webinar “Preparing your Program for Implementing Deferred Action for DREAMers” 7/10/12

Planning and Organizing

Applicant Outreach

Volunteer Recruitment and Training

Part 1 - DACA Overview and the Eligibility Guidelines
Part 2 - How to Complete the Application Forms
Part 3 -  Overview of the DACA Workshop Model

Forms to Use in the Workshop

Preparing Application Attachments:

  1. Absences from U.S. Worksheet
  2. Address worksheet
  3. Affidavit checklist
  4. Sample Summary Translation of Birth Certificate


  1. Locate a GED course or testing center near you
  2. State education organizations with information on GED programs
  3. How to register with Selective Service
  4. How to request a Criminal Background Check
  5. How to request juvenile records
  6. Own the Dream FOIA Guide - How to get a copy of your initial DACA request

USCIS Documents

Additional Resources