DACA Updates & Resources
On December 4, 2020 the Eastern District of New York Judge ordered restoration of DACA, opening the immigration program to new applicants for first time since 2017. This court order allows for new first-time DACA applicants, a 2 year permit instead of 1 year, and allows for advanced parole without restrictions for DACA recipients. As of today, DHS must abide by these new changes, however, there will be a court hearing on December 22nd to discuss the overall legality of DACA. As we await for more in depth news, we have prepared a few resources for individuals affected by the decision.
This resource allows first-time applicants or renewing applicants to search for a legal help nearby that may be able to assist individuals in applying and seeing if they are eligible for the program.
Education should be accessible to all individuals regardless of their immigration status. This list of scholarships and financial aid resources is for both DACA & Non-DACA individuals who want to pursue higher education.
If you are a DACA recipient it is very important to renew as soon as possible. Below you will find a list of resources that assist with filing DACA as well as with financing the DACA renewal fee.