The President gave Congress until March 5, 2018 to solve the DACA situation.
- NEW - 02/26/2018- To read about the the current status of DACA. Click here.
- 02/13/2018- Senator Grassley and his team are still trying to get some form of protection for DACA
recipients. To see more about it, click here.
- From the Immigrant Legal Resouce Center: What to do if your DACA was denied for not have been
submitted in time (pdf format) Click here.
Congress is trying to solve the DACA situation.
H.R. 496 - The "Bridge Act" text, click here.
S. 128 - The "Bridge Act" text, click here.
Senator Grassley's, "Security, Enforcement and Compassion in United Efforts
(SECURE)" Act, proposal, text, click here.
(H.R.: House of Representatives; S.: Senate)
On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 54
known as California's Values Act.
- To read the actual text of California's Values Act (SB 54) as signed, click here.
- California Governor Brown signed SB 54 into law on October 5, 2017, to read about it
from the Los Angeles Times, click here.
- To read about SB 54 becoming law from the San Francisco Chronicle, click here.
On September 5, 2017, President Trump, through the Attorney General, Jeff Session,
rescinded DACA and gave Congress six months to react.
- To hear Jeff Session's Speech regarding DACA, click here.
- To read Speaker of the House Paul Ryan press release about DACA, click here.
- To read Senate Majority Leader McConnell's press release about DACA, click here.
- To see Senator Durbin and Senator Graham on YouTube about DACA, click here.
(a few seconds at the beginning of this video are without sound)
- To read California's Senator Kamala Harris's reaction regarding DACA, click here.
- To read California's Senator Dianne Feinstein's reaction regarding DACA, click here.
- To read Congressman Jared Huffman's reaction regarding DACA, click here.
- To read State of California Governor's reaction regarding DACA, click here.
- To read about the history of DACA, click here.
- To read the 2017 USCIS announcement regarding DACA, click here.
- To read the latest USCIS DACA related information, click here.
- To see an info graphic (in pdf) poster created by the Immigrant Legal Resource
Center (ILRC), click here.
Welcome to the
Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
section of this website.
This process is new to me and, by no means am I a specialist on this subject, so please, read carefully the
USCIS information provided on its website.
DACA is NOT a path to citizenship.
The following quote is directly from the USCIS webpage regarding DACA.
"Over the past three years, this Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the
immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on public safety, border security and the integrity of
the immigration system. As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to focus its enforcement
resources on the removal of individuals who pose a danger to national security or a risk to public safety,
including individuals convicted of crimes with particular emphasis on violent criminals, felons, and repeat
offenders, DHS will exercise prosecutorial discretion as appropriate to ensure that enforcement resources
are not expended on low priority cases, such as individuals who came to the United States as children and
meet other key guidelines. Individuals who demonstrate that they meet the guidelines below may request
consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and may
be eligible for employment authorization." To access that USCIS webpage, click here.
Since August 15, 2012, the process of Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by the
UnitedStates Citizenship Immigration Service (USCIS) has started.
DACA is NOT a path to citizenship.
Before anyone thinks about requesting such a consideration he or she needs to make sure that he or she is
eligible to do so because, at this time, if the consideration is denied there is no way to appeal it and so far
there is no way to do it again. In other words the decision of denying a request is final. To make sure that
he or she is eligible, and to answer most Frequently Asked Question regarding DACA, please, click here.
To find out how to request a consideration for deferred action (in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese),
Please, read carefully the 14 pages of instructions for Form I-821D (pdf format) by clicking here.
As of February 16, 2015, the latest DACA paperwork is on hold until further notice
To complete the seven pages of Form I-821D (pdf format) request for Consideration of Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals on your computer, click here.
The person who is requesting such a consideration must also to submit a USCIS Form I-765 and I-765WS
The I-765 application costs $380 plus there is a biometrics fee of $85 for a total cost of $465.
Photos will be taken at the Application Service Center (for Mendocino County and Lake County that means
Santa Rosa's USCIS ASC)
To read the overall information about the Application for Authorization of Employment Form I-765, click here.
To read Form I-765 instructions (pdf format), click here.
To complete Form I-765 on your computer (pdf format), click here.
To complete Form I-765ws (worksheet) on your computer (pdf format), click here.
I recommend that you include a Form G-1145 with your request (Form I-821D) and with your application
(I-765). Form G-1145 allows you, the requestor/applicant, to give permission to the USCIS to do electronic
notifications with you directly via e-mail and/or text messaging.
To download Form G-1145, click here.