Help with DACA

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Dr. Mark Ryan

DACA – Federal Courts on Friday ordered the Trump administration to begin accepting DACA applications again. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It means the government cannot take action to deport you if you are granted DACA status. If you are interested in getting FREE legal advice and assistance with your application, please call the Loyola Law School Immigrant Justice Clinic at 213.252.7409 to schedule an appointment. When you call, state your name and phone number, and that I referred you for their free DACA services.

To gain DACA status, all of the following must be true. You and others in your family may request DACA if you:
Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor,or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
You will need to gather proof of the above. Here are examples of acceptable proof:

Proof of identity

  • Passport or national identity document from your country of origin
  • Birth certificate with photo identification
  • School or military ID with photo
  • Any U.S. government immigration or other document bearing your name and photo
  • Proof you came to U.S. before your 16th birthday

Proof you came to the U.S. Before your 16th Birthday.

  • Passport with admission stamp
  • Form I-94/I-95/I-94W
  • School records from the U.S. schools you have attended
  • Any Immigration and Naturalization Service or DHS document stating your date of entry (Form I-862, Notice to Appear)
  • Travel records
  • Hospital or medical records
  • Employment records (pay stubs, W-2 Forms, etc.)
  • Official records from a religious entity confirming participation in a religious ceremony
  • Copies of money order receipts for money sent in or out of the country
  • Birth certificates of children born in the U.S.
  • Dated bank transactions
  • Automobile license receipts or registration
  • Deeds, mortgages, rental agreement contracts
  • Tax receipts, insurance policies

 

Proof  of Immigration Status

  • Form I-94/I-95/I-94W with authorized stay expiration date
  • Final order of exclusion, deportation, or removal issued as of June 15, 2012
  • A charging document placing you into removal proceedings

 

Proof of Presence in U.S. on June 15, 2012 and Proof you Continuously Resided in U.S. Since June 15, 2007

  • Rent receipts or utility bills
  • Employment records (pay stubs, W-2 Forms, etc)
  • School records (letters, report cards, etc)
  • Military records (Form DD-214 or NGB Form 22)
  • Official records from a religious entity confirming participation in a religious ceremony
  • Copies of money order receipts for money sent in or out of the country
  • Passport entries
  • Birth certificates of children born in the U.S.
  • Dated bank transactions
  • Automobile license receipts or registration
  • Deeds, mortgages, rental agreement contracts
  • Tax receipts, insurance policies
  • Proof you continuously resided in U.S. since June 15, 2007

 

Proof of your Student Status at the Time of Requesting DACA

  • Official records (transcripts, report cards, etc) from the school that you are currently attending in the United States.
  • U.S. high school diploma or certificate of completion
  • U.S. GED certificate

Proof You are an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the U.S.

  • Form DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
  • NGB Form 22, National Guard Report of Separation and Record of Service
  • Military personnel records
  • Military health records

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text me at 323-217-4481 and I will be happy to help. NVMI is committed to helping any of our undocumented students and family members secure DACA status if they are eligible. We also have scholarships available through the Dolores Huerta Foundation to help pay the $495 DACA application fee. Again, if you have any questions about this, please call or text me at 323-217-4481 or email me at [email protected]