DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Free DACA Renewal Clinic and Q&A - Friday, September 22, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Everett Community College, Jackson Conference Center
If your DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and march 5, 2018, we invite you to register for this clinic! During this clinic, immigration attorneys will complete and file applications to RENEW your DACA.  During the Q&A, leaders from Colectiva and the WA Dream Coalition will give important updates and resources so you can make educated choices. Even if you don't require legal assistance, you are welcome to attend the Q&A. 
Please register ASAP. Email Giselle Carcamo at gcarcamo@ipjc.org

New - Advisory Regarding DACA Program 11/10/16, by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

On June 2012, the Department of Homeland Security formally announced an initiative that allows young people who 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.

How to know if you qualify:

  • You came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday.
  • You have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time.
  • You were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.
  • You entered without inspection before June 15, 2012 or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012.
  • You have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, and do not otherwise pose a threat.
  • You are currently in school, have graduated or obtained your certificate from high school, have obtained an honorably discharged  veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed forces of the United States.
  • You were present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS.

​DAPA and Expanded DACA External Site Link - Information and updates are available on the National Immigration Law Center website. 

DACA and In-State Tuition

Students with DACA who do not qualify for HB 1079 may still qualify for in-state tuition. Please visit Enrollment Services and ask to speak with the Residency Coordinator to find out whether you qualify and what paperwork you need to submit.

Additional Resources

Consideration of DACA External Site Link - Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about the DACA process.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services External Site Link - This site is 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.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project External Site Link - Resources, workshops, community presentations, and legal clinics specifically targeted towards those interested in learning more about DACA.