DACA Project

With generous support from the Emerson Collective and Equal Justice Works, RMIAN is hosting a fellowship project to provide outreach about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and provide quality legal representation to youth eligible for DACA. The DACA Project works in collaboration with RMIAN’s Children’s Program to support immigrant youth and their families by providing life-changing legal services.

The DACA Project currently offers:

  • Free informational presentations on DACA
  • Free legal services for qualifying, DACA-eligible youth for DACA applications and DACA renewal applications

To qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Was under age 31 on June 15, 2012, and are at least 15 years old at the time of filing (unless already in deportation proceedings);
  2. Established residency in the United States while under the age of sixteen;
  3. Has continuously resided in the U.S. since at least June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  4. Was physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012;
  5. Is currently in school, including many GED and vocational programs; or has graduated from high school, obtained a GED certificate, or was an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or Coast Guard;
  6. Has not been convicted of a felony offense, significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security.

*Additional information about DACA can be found on the USCIS website at: www.uscis.gov