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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
On June 2012, the Department of Homeland Security formally announced an initiative that allows young people that were brought to the United States as children, who do not present a risk to the national security or public safety, to be considered for deferred action and work authorization.
Can I be considered?
Below are some helpful resources to help you understand more of the process and benefits of this program.
http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Humanitarian/Deferred%20Action%20for%20Childhood%20Arrivals/daca-consider.pdf – A pdf that visually demonstrates the process of Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
http://www.uscis.gov – The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website, run by the Department of Homeland Security. Here you can access all the required forms to apply for DACA, as well as a description, guidelines and eligibility criteria.
http://www.nwirp.org – In addition to a large amount of DREAMer resources, this website can also connect you with workshops, community presentations, and legal clinics specifically targeted towards those interested in learning more about DACA.
Funding to pay for DACA application:
Up to $250,000 in loan funds available for qualified DACA applicants. For more information: Skagit County 360-428-1779, Whatcom County 360-733-3982, and Toll Free-1-800-696-8830
What are DACA and Undocumented students eligible for?
DACA students are not able to apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). However, other funding may be available for DACA students and undocumented students. Please see Scholarships for more information.