Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a two-year renewable program that grants limited protection to undocumented youth—allowing them to stay in the U.S. legally for a period of two years—if they meet certain requirements. DACA recipients have the ability to obtain a work permit and Social Security Number, both of which are necessary to apply for jobs, college scholarships, and all financial aid (e.g., WASFA and other credit products).
You may qualify for DACA if…
- You came to the U.S. before you were 16 years old
- You were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012
- You have lived in the U.S. continuously since June 15, 2007
- Must meet other eligibility requirements as well
- Authorization to work and obtain a Social Security Number (SSN)
- Protection from deportation for 2 years
How We Can Help
Tacoma Community House has a team of B.I.A. Accredited Immigration Specialists who speak many languages (Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese). For $50, one of our specialists will meet with you one-on-one to share the most timely information regarding the DACA program, including its risks and benefits. If you need additional help, we can guide you through the application process for a nominal fee.
- For $50, we will arrange a consultation to meet and talk about DACA and your options.
- For $100, our Immigration Specialists will review your completed DACA paperwork.
- For $150, our Immigration Specialists will complete your DACA renewal paperwork.
- For $350, our Immigration Specialists will complete your first-time DACA paperwork and review all of your supporting documents/evidence. We will help you follow your case as it moves through the process until the final stage of a decision, then conduct post-decision follow-up.
Laura Romero, BIA Accredited Immigration Specialist