The DACA resources shared here have been confirmed by our team in Georgia. We recommend you renew your DACA now, but please read below.
The information below has been curated based on publicly available documents issued by the ACLU, the National Immigration Law Center, Immigrant Justice, FWD.us, and the Department of Homeland Security. None of this information replaces legal advice.
UPDATE December 4, 2020: On December 4, 2020 a federal judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to fully restore the original DACA program. USCIS must start accepting initial DACA requests from first-time applicants.
A person can be eligible for DACA if they:
- Were born after June 15, 1981;
- Came to the United States before their 16th birthday;
- Were physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 and when applying for DACA;
- Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
- Have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007 until the present;
- Meet certain educational requirement or were honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces; and
- Have not been convicted of certain crimes
- Individuals who are interested in applying for the program should consult a legal service provider to see how they can prepare and file a request.
- To find a nonprofit legal service provider recommended by the National Immigration Law Center in your area, visit: https://bit.ly/ianimmhelp.
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES IN GEORGIA:
The Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance (GUYA) is the top grassroots organization working with DACA recipients to providing support, organizing specific actions and convening youth.
The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) is leading the work in mobilizing for protests.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta has a sliding scale for DACA renewal fees with excellent in-house attorneys. Call them:
The Coalition of Latino Leaders in Dalton has a FREE (or very very low cost/donation-based program) with excellent legal volunteers. Contact them here: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CLILAnwga/
The Hispanic Alliance of Gainesville has a low fee legal program for DACA renewals, connect with them here: 678-779-9997 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/alianzaga/
The Latin American Association has a low fee immigration department doing DACA renewals. You will need proof of income and $50 USD cash required for an initial consultation. Legal services only provided in-person. Please go to the following locations to schedule your consultation:
Dekalb County location – In person. Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Lawrenceville location – Walk-ins. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or call 404-702-0271 (intake/payment by phone during those same 3 days).
U-Lead Athens has well-trained volunteers doing DACA renewals for DACAmented individuals in the surrounding Athens area. Contact them here: email@example.com
GLAHR provides low-bono/low-fee DACA services. Please call 770-457-5232.