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DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

DACA Video Update (Recorded December 8th, 2020)

Anunciando cómo NWIRP planea ayudar a los solicitantes de DACA por primera vez después del fallo del 4 de diciembre en el Tribunal Federal. Nuestros panelistas son el director ejecutivo de NWIRP, Jorge L. Barón, y el subdirector Malou Chavez.

Free DACA Renewal Application Assistance

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 expires. Call 1-855-313-7326 to RSVP for one of these upcoming clinics.

Please note that we are not able to provide consultations for initial applications for DACA at this time but we are hosting legal workshops. Please see the top of this page for information on how to register.


Community Advisory Regarding the December 4th DACA Federal Court Ruling

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


DACA Initial and Renewal Applications are Currently Being Accepted

USCIS is currently accepting both DACA renewal applications (including applications from DACA eligible community members whose DACA status has expired) and DACA initial applications. Click here to read the latest USCIS announcement.

Other Important Links

Find a Private Immigration Attorney through AILA - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has a database of trustworthy immigration lawyers you may use to find private representation.
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 to.
Immigrants Like Us - A 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering low-income immigrants free legal services for naturalization, family green card, and DACA renewal.
Mexican Consulate in Seattle - The consulate is providing assistance with the application fee for DACA for community members from Mexico in some situations. They should email, including your name, telephone and copies of the following documents: Mexican birth certificate, identification form (passport, consular document or state ID), and a letter from an attorney or nonprofit organization verifying eligibility for DACA (or copy of work permit and DACA documents if it is a renewal application).
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 served basis.
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