On December 4, 2020, a federal judge in New York ordered the Trump
Administration to restore the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals) program to the way it existed prior to September 2017, when
the Administration moved to try to terminate the program.
Read our community advisory
Lea nuestros consejo de la comunidad en español
Free DACA Renewal Clinics
Because of the current COVID-19 health crisis we are unable to provide
in-person clinics at this time. However, we are providing free virtual
appointments for help with renewing your DACA status.
Please call us 4-5 months before your current DACA authorization
expires to ensure that we can help you renew before your authorization
Call 1-855-313-7326 to RSVP for one of these upcoming clinics.
Other Important Links
How to Complete a DACA Renewal
- This video from the ILRC details how to complete a DACA renewal
application packet by walking through the various forms’ questions to
highlight what they mean and focus on areas worth paying close attention
June 25th update on the DACA program - NWIRP leadership put together a video Q&A on the current state of
the DACA program and how NWIRP is helping support DACA recipients.
Immigrants Like Us
- A 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering low-income immigrants free legal
services for naturalization, family green card, and DACA renewal.
Centro Latino DACA Scholarships
- Through a partnership with Graduate Tacoma, Pierce County Connected
Joint Fund and Tacoma Probono, Centro Latino will administer the
Esperanza DACA Renewal Scholarship, scholarship funds are on a
first-come first-serve basis until funds run out.
Deadline for applications is July 31st, 2020!
RAICES DACA Scholarships
- RAICES wants to support our DACA community members by expanding the
types of assistance they provide. You may be eligible to receive
assistance with your DACA renewal fees. RAICES currently has a limited
number of scholarships which will be awarded on a first come first
One America DACA Toolkit
- Resources for DACA recipients from our partners at OneAmerica.
DACA Application Forms - A
list of the forms required by USCIS in order to appply for DACA
State Financial Aid for Undocumented Immigrant Youth
- from Ready Set Grad
Immigrants Rising Educational Resources
- a list of educational resources from Immigrants Rising
City of Seattle DACA Resources
- Several helpful resources from the City of Seattle.
DACA and Workplace Rights
- from National Immigration Law Center
Understanding the Criminal Bars to Deferred Action
- from Immigrant Legal Resource Center
DACA allows me to pursue my education without the fear of being
I was born in Mexico, but have been in the United States since I was
only 6 months old. Even though I have been in the US nearly my whole
life, I am undocumented.
As a child I dreamed of becoming a surgeon, but because of my status I
thought'd it'd be impossible for me to go to college, let alone afford
I found out about Northwest Immigrant Rights Project around the time
that the DACA program was announced. NWIRP gave me the opportunity to
have my DACA application reviewed by someone who knows the law and could
give me the assurance that everything was done right.
I am so excited that this new program allows me to go to college without
the fear of being deported.