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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

DACA Initial/Renewal Clinic Training for Volunteers

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

DACA Renewal and Updates

    This webinar provides an overview of the DACA renewal process and highlights other updates to DACA guidance.  We share practice tips and respond to common questions about the renewal process and the new Form I-821D. 

USCIS Releases Revised Form I-821D and DACA Renewal Guidelines

By Ilissa Mira, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorney   On June 5, 2014, USCIS released the much anticipated revised Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The new dual-purpose form will be used to file both initial and renewal DACA requests.  As of the release date, USCIS will not accept DACA requests submitted on the old form.

Webinar: DACA and Advance Parole (May 2014)

This webinar is for legal service providers helping Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients apply for permission to travel abroad using advance parole.

CLINIC Submits Second Round of Comments to DACA Application Form

Taking the opportunity to submit further comments to USCIS about the DACA application and renewal process, CLINIC commended the agency for the changes it did make, including extending the DACA renewal application window to 150 days, simplifying the education-related questions, and streamlining the application requirement for renewal applicants.  CLINIC also encouraged USCIS to make additional changes to the form and instructions to help both initial and renewal applicants better navigate the application process.  Among the chief concerns for CLINIC and its affiliates is ensuring that DACA r

USCIS Releases Second Revised Form I-821D and Outlines DACA Renewal Process

By Ilissa Mira, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorney

CLINIC's Comments in Response to Changes in Form I-821D

On February 14, 2014, CLINIC submitted comments to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about the agency’s proposed changes to Form I-821D, the form used to request Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The proposed changes to the form establish procedures for individuals to demonstrate continued eligibility for deferred action – extending the two years of deferral originally granted to them.   

DACA Public Service Announcement (PSA) Radio Campaign

CLINIC released a DACA Public Service Announcement (PSA) Radio Campaign funded by Our Sunday Visitor. Through this campaign, CLINIC hopes to educate DACA-eligible individuals and encourage them to apply for and receive the help they need to stay and work legally in the U.S.

Life After DACA - FAQ

GENERAL   1. Can DACA recipients travel abroad?  Yes, but only if they receive permission from the government. 

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