Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a 2012 program enacted by President Obama that allows young immigrants that came to the country as children to receive a work permit and protection from deportation, renewable every two years.
The Trump Administration announced the termination of DACA in September 2017, but two federal judges have put forward injunctions that require the government to continue accepting DACA renewals.
On April 25, a federal judge gave the administration 90 days to justify ending DACA. If the administration fails to make its case, they will be forced to accept new DACA applications. In the meantime, only DACA renewals are being accepted—anyone who had previously been granted DACA is eligible to renew. The administration is NOT accepting any new DACA applications at this time, only renewals.
We hold weekly Walk-In Workshops at El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos/ENCUENTRO every Wednesday where you can fill out DACA renewals with the help of an attorney! Scholarships to cover the $495 filling fee are available.
Make sure you bring:
Previous Work Permit
2 Passport Style Photos
Prior DACA Applications (If you have them)
EL CENTRO and ENCUENTRO
714 4TH STREET SW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102
For any questions regarding our Walk-In Workshop, please call our office at (505) 247-1023.
SANTA FE DREAMERS PROJECT WORKSHOPS
Santa Fe Dreamers Project holds DACA workshops twice a week: one in Albuquerque and one in Santa Fe. Attend to fill out your renewal application with the help of an attorney, without an appointment, and at no cost.