On September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years. This community advisory lays out what this means for DACA recipients, those with pending applications, those who need to renew their DACA, and more.
1) You can find the application form (the I-821D, “Consideration for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”), instructions on how to apply HERE.
2) You can find the second form (the I-765, “Application for Employment Authorization”) that must be filled out with your I-821D, and instructions on how to apply HERE.
3) Need Transcripts? SFUSD will help current students and graduates apply for this opportunity by providing available enrollment histories and school transcripts, which can be requested online HERE.
4) If you would like to stay up to date about the status of your application electronically, please fill out and submit the following form found HERE with your application (as a resident of CA, you must be sending your forms to a “USCIS Lockbox Facility” located at the following addresses to qualify for this feature).
- If sending forms via the United States Postal Service, you can send them to:
Phoenix, AZ 85036-0700
- If sending forms via the United States Postal Service Express Mail/Courier service, you can send them to:
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Have a smart phone? You can be a DACA expert with the FREE “Pocket DACA” App. Go here for instructions on how to use it.
Find below a list of organizations outside of the OCEIA DreamSF collaborative who are also doing amazing work around DACA and immigrant-related issues.
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Go here to search for lawyers who specialize in specific fields (such as DACA, Deportation, Family, etc) in your city.
- When you contact a lawyer listed here, tell them that you are contacting them through the AILA Immigration Lawyer Search and ask them what they charge for an initial consultation.
DreamActivist: “a multicultural, migrant youth-led, social media hub for the movement to pass the DREAM Act and pursue the enactment of other forms of legislation that aim to mend the broken immigration system,” including DACA.
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC): “Supporting undocumented young people in their pursuit of college, career and citizenship.”
National Immigration Law Center (NILC): “The National Immigration Law Center envisions a society in which all people — regardless of race, gender, immigration or economic status — are treated fairly and humanely.”
Own The Dream: “Own the DREAM is a national campaign to help aspiring Americans brought to this country as children take advantage of the opportunity to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and work permits.”
Immigrant & Immigration Policy Resources
Find below a list of resources relating to immigrant affairs. such as immigration policies and additional resources for students pursuing higher education.
Beyond Deferred Action: Additional long-term immigration remedies compiled by E4FC and Curran & Berger LLP.
CA Assembly Bill 130 & 131 (“California DREAM Act”): Find out about and apply for AB 130 (to receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities) and AB 131 (to receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant).
CA Assembly Bill 540 (AB540): Information about AB540, a CA state law that allows qualified undocumented states to pay In-State Tuition at CA’s public higher education institutions.
List of CA free or low-cost legal service providers: From the United States Department of Justice (San Francisco on pg 14 of the pdf)
United We Dream: An immigrant youth-led organization with a powerful nonpartisan network made up of 52 affiliate organizations in 25 states, organizing and advocating for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families.
Stay up to date!
Find below the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs’ (OCEIA’s) social media to get timely information from our office.