Important Message to DACA Students Courtesy of Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it was again accepting DACA renewal applications as a result of an order issued by a U.S. District Court. Here are some important things we want you to know right now:
Initial DACA Applications. People who have never had DACA are not able to submit a DACA application at this time. Only those who have had DACA at some point may submit a renewal application.
DACA Renewal Applications. People who have had DACA in the past may submit a DACA renewal application. There are two different processes depending on when your DACA expired:
People whose DACA expired on or after September 5, 2016 can submit a DACA renewal application. Speak with a legal services provider if your DACA is more than six months from expiring since it is unclear what USCIS will do with applications submitted extra early.
People whose DACA expired before September 5, 2016 will have to submit their application as if it were the first time. This will include providing evidence that you meet all the DACA eligibility criteria.
FREE assistance is available to file and pay for your renewal
Contact: Gladys Jimenez, California Human Development
Location: Agriculture Building, Office 6130
Questions? Visit the Mendocino College FYI/CAMP/Dreamer Resource Center, MacMillan 1200 or call us at 707-467-1026