Initially, Dream SF was a coordinated response to inform and engage San Francisco’s potentially eligible DACA applicants and ensure their access to culturally and linguistically competent legal and immigration assistance. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), announced on June 15, 2012, was a use of prosecutorial discretion announced by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that allowed eligible individuals to request deferred action and work authorization for a period of two years. On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf of the entire Trump Administration, announced an end to the DACA program. Despite its rescission, the Dream SF Fellowship is very much still in place.
*In order to ensure the success and full utilization of the DACA program by all eligible individuals who will benefit from the opportunities that DACA will allow, OCEIA is providing funding to community based organizations to provide free or low cost assistance to DACA applicants.*