DACA Updates

The Latest News on DACA

On July 28 the White House announced that it will take steps to wind down DACA while it conducts a “legal review” after the Supreme Court rejected President Donald Trump's plan to end the program in June.

For now, the government will reject initial requests and application fees for new filings, consider all applications for renewal on a case-by-case basis but limit renewals to one year rather than two, and reject all applications for advance parole unless there are ``extraordinary circumstances.``

For more information, contact our office at (505) 247-1023 during business hours.

DACA Support

We are still providing remote screenings for DACA renewals but will not be screening for first time applications while the program is under review by the administration. If there are any changes to the government accepting applications give us a call back to be screened for free.

In the meantime, please review the requirements for DACA eligibility and renewal below

To renew DACA, you will need:

  • A money order for $495.00

  • 2 passport-style photos

  • Your current work permit

  • Your prior DACA applications 

  • Court records of any recent arrests or charges

You may be eligible for DACA if you:

  • Were born after June 16, 1981

  • Came to the US before you were 16 years old

  • Continuously resided in the US since June 15, 2007 to the present

  • Where physically present in the US when DACA was implemented

  • Entered without inspection OR entered with a visa and then overstayed the visa

  • At least 15 years old at the time of filing the application 

  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, 3 or more misdemeanors, and do not pose a threat to national security  

  • Are currently in high school, graduated high school, or obtained a GED

Additional Resources

Santa Fe Dreamers Project DACA Clinics

SFDP is still hosting ``telephonic legal clinics`` for DACA services in Santa Fe and Albuquerque

Top 5 Things Things You Need to Know: The New DHS Memo

Information sheet on the new memo provided by United We Dream

New DHS Memo

Read the DHS Memo

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