Renew your DACA


9/28/17

CSEA stands firmly against the Trump administration's heartless decision to overturn the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Overturning this 2017 action by President Obama, also known as the Dream Act, destroys lives and continues to divide our country with fear and hatred.

"I personally have friends who came to this country as children," said CSEA President Ben Valdepeña. "Despite having no say in the decision, they have contributed to our society as classified employees, teachers, police officers and served THEIR country in the military."

There are more than 200,000 Dreamers in California and 800,000 nationally. They contribute to our economy, our diversity and our growth as a society. America is their home, the only home they know.

We are aware that some of our members may be impacted by the changes in the Department of Homeland Security’s program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 must file DACA renewal requests by October 5, 2017.

How to renew

Visit the USCIS DACA renewal web page at: www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-process/renew-your-daca

Complete and sign:

  • Form I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
    • Use the most recent form on the USCIS website.
  • Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization
  • Form i-765W Worksheet (PDF)

Follow the instructions on all three forms and submit them to USCIS. Make sure you submit the correct fees.

Assistance

If you need assistance with your forms, there is a list of accredited representatives and recognized organizations to help you with the forms. Only authorized immigration service providers can help you beyond basic preparation or translation of forms.

Recognized Organizations and Accredited Representatives:

https://www.justice.gov/eoir/page/file/942306/download

 

You may also seek legal assistance through a local Legal Aid Agency (immigration link) or the California State Bar (immigration resources link).