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 expired between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, we had recommended that you renew your DACA by October 5, 2017.

If you were ineligible to renew your DACA work permit by the October 5th deadline, you may still have other options for immigration relief. We recommend you seek the services of an immigration attorney:

National youth-led advocacy group United We Dream has the latest federal updates related to DACA recipients: unitedwedream.org.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project has this DACA Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

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 could have applied for a renewal only if your DACA and work permit was 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. (See top for options.)
  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 top for options). 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.

 

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.

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Outreach Materials

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

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DACA infographic in Spanish   DACA Infographic in English

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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) | Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union | South Park Information and Resource Center (SPIARC) | St. James Immigrant Assistance | Washington Dream Coalition (WDC)

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Links to Other Resources

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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Banner photo credit: Alabastro Photography.