DACA

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that it would be ending the program as of March 5, 2018. If your DACA work permit expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, you should renew your DACA by October 5, 2017.

Click here for information about DACA renewal fee scholarships and 0% interest loans.

Important things to know about DACA

More in-depth information is available at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project website: nwirp.org/daca.

  1. Your DACA is valid until its expiration date.
    DACA and work permits (Employment Authorization Documents) will remain valid until its expiration date. It does not automatically end on September 5, 2017. To see when your DACA and work permit expires, look at your I-795 Approval Notice and the bottom of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
  2. No new DACA applications will be accepted.
    If you do not already have DACA, DO NOT FILE A NEW APPLICATION!
  3. You can apply for a renewal only if your DACA and work permit is due to expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.
    Deadline to apply: October 5, 2017.
    After renewals, DACA lasts for two years. Please submit your renewal as soon as possible. It needs to be received by the Department of Homeland Security by October 5, 2017. We recommend you get legal assistance. To get help, see below for a list of free DACA assistance events near you.
  4. Advance parole to travel abroad is no longer available.
    If you are planning to travel outside the U.S. under advance parole, we recommend you get legal assistance (see below). If you have not already applied for advanced parole, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stated that they will not grant advanced parole under DACA after September 5, 2017.
  5. You can get FREE help with your DACA renewal process.
    Our partners are providing free legal assistance and information all through September. A schedule of events is listed below. Click here for information about DACA renewal fee scholarships and 0% interest loans.

 

Free assistance with your DACA renewal

We are partnering with community organizations across Seattle so you can receive help with your DACA renewal. We will be updating this as more events get scheduled. If you are ready to renew, we recommend bringing these items with you:

Date & Time Location Partner Services Offered
Ongoing from
Sept to Oct
TBD NWIRP
More info here.
DACA application renewal assistance.
You must call (206) 587-4009 to make an appointment.
Sept 11 at 3 PM 21 Progress
409 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
21 Progress
More info here.
DACA microloan & information session.
Sept 14 at 6 PM Odle Middle School Commons
502 143rd Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98007
ELAP
More info here.
DACA information sessions.
Sept 15 at 3 PM ReWA (Main Office)
4008 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
ReWA
More info here.
DACA information sessions.
Sept 16 at 10 AM Highline College
2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, WA 98189
NWIRP
More info here.
DACA information sessions, DACA application renewal assistance, and immigration consultations.
Sept 16 at 10 AM St. Andrew Kim Korean
Catholic Church
11700 1st Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
ACRS, KCSC & OIRA
For more information, call 206.386.9090.
DACA application renewal assistance.
Sept 18 at 5 PM Cleveland High School
5511 15th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
Colectiva, NWIRP &
WDC
More info here.
DACA information sessions,
specifically for teachers & educators.
Sept 22 at 3 PM ReWA (Main Office)
4008 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
ReWA
More info here.
DACA application renewal assistance.
You must call (206) 721-8458 to make an appointment.
Sept 22 at 6 PM Everett Community College
Jackson Conference Center
2000 Tower St
Everett, WA 98201
AILA, Colectiva, IPJC, NWIRP & WDC
More info here.
DACA information sessions and DACA application renewal assistance.
Sept 24 at 10 AM South Seattle College
Georgetown Campus
6737 Corson Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
CILS, Colectiva, ReWA, SPIARC, St. James, WDC & OIRA
More info here.
DACA information sessions, DACA application renewal assistance, and immigration consultations.
Sept 29 at 3 PM ReWA (Main Office)
4008 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
ReWA
More info here.
DACA application renewal assistance.
You must call (206) 721-8458 to make an appointment.

If we are missing an event, please email: joaquin.uy@seattle.gov.

 

About

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was established by President Obama in 2012. It granted a form of temporary relief from deportation known as "deferred action" to undocumented youth who came to the U.S. before the age of 16, resided in the U.S. since June 2007, and met other requirements. More than 800,000 undocumented youth nationwide received this temporary relief. In Washington, approximately 18,000 undocumented youth are DACA recipients, and we estimate about one-third to half of them live in Seattle-King County.

 

Outreach Materials

You can download the flyers and infographics by right-clicking on them and then saving to your desktop.

English - Color | English - B&W | Spanish - Color | Spanish - B&W
Traditional Chinese - BW | Vietnamese - BW | Korean - BW
Tagalog - BW | Cambodian/Khmer - BW | Laotian - BW
Samoan - BW | Tongan - BW | Punjabi - BW

English/Spanish flyer for the September 24th DACA legal assistance event - B&W

DACA infographic in Spanish   DACA Infographic in English

 

Partners

21 Progress | Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) | Catholic Immigration Legal Services (CILS) | Colectiva Legal del Pueblo (Colectiva) Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center | Korean Community Service Center (KCSC) | Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) | Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA) | South Park Information and Resource Center (SPIARC) | St. James Immigrant Assistance | Washington Dream Coalition (WDC)

 

Links to Other Resources

DACA Renewal Fee Loans and Scholarships

Mission Access Fund DACA Renewal Scholarships

UndocuMedia DACA Scholarships

21 Progress DACA 0% Interest DACA Renewal Loan

Know Your Rights and Advocacy Resources

NWIRP DACA Resource Guide

NWIRP DACA Community Forums outside of Seattle

Here to Stay Comprehensive advocacy and resource guide

Bankrate 5 financial moves DREAMers should make now

 

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