DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It originated in 2012 as an executive order from the President of the United States to allow certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 15, 2007 to receive a renewable two-year work permit and to be exempt from deportation while they have DACA.
The information shown below is presented as it appears on the uscis.gov.
For the most up to date information in regards to DACA, please check uscis.gov website
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA.
Do you qualify for DACA renewal?
You may request renewal of DACA if you met the initial 2012 DACA guidelines and you:
- Did not depart the United States on or after Aug. 15, 2012, without advance parole;
- Have continuously resided in the United States since you submitted your most recent DACA request that was approved;
- Have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors; and
- Do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
As noted above, you may only request renewal of DACA if you previously received DACA. If your DACA expired more than 12 months ago, you must include all the information and evidence that you submitted with your initial application.
The Immigrant Rights Defense Center at Latino Memphis can help you with your DACA renewal application. Please call or text 901.410.0195 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to apply for your DACA renewal. You will need to bring your initial application if you have it, your current work authorization card, your social security card, and a money order for the filing fee of $495.00.
To make an appointment with Immigrant Rights Defense Center, call or text 901.410.0195 or send an email to email@example.com
Note: Ongoing litigation prevents USCIS from approving INITIAL DACA applications at this time. If you would like to consult with an attorney about whether you're able to submit an application, please contact us at 901-410-0195.