A birthday favor

vote for dreamers
Photo from Election Day, Nov. 2016

Today is my birthday, and I’d like to ask you a favor. If you’re a U.S. voter, could you call your legislators and ask them to pass a #CleanDreamActNow?

All you have to do is click here and fill in your information. Then, your phone will ring and you’ll be connected to Congress! (The website also has a call script, so you don’t have to worry about what to say.) The whole process takes less than five minutes, and it could make a huge difference.

Even though approximately 80% of Americans* support a path to citizenship for DREAMers, Congress has refused to act. DACA permits are expiring every day, and things are going to get much worse after March 5th –– unless we make our representatives do their job and represent us.

Here’s some information on DACA in case you’re confused or unfamiliar (  ) and here’s a story about why DACA matters.

Thank you, friends. I love you.


*83% according to Fox News 

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A birthday favor

DACA Renewal Directory

Are you looking for the Illustrating Immigration survey? Click here. ¿Buscas la encuesta de Inmigración Ilustrada? Haz clic aquí.

 

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The Trump administration recently announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be terminated. This means that 800,000 DREAMers could lose their temporary protected status. However, despite the end of the program, DACA recipients will have DACA status and work permits until these documents expire––and some are eligible to renew DACA issuances. If you have a permit that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, you must apply for a two-year renewal of your DACA by October 5, 2017.

Applying for DACA is costly. Many of the young people who have DACA are unable to pay the application fees––around $500––on such short notice. This page is a directory of lawyers and organizations offering to process DACA renewal applications at no cost. It is meant to be a resource for for individuals eligible to reapply. It will be updated nightly from now until October 1.

If you are able to give money to help cover DACA application costs, click to donate to United We Dream’s Renewal Fund.

If you know of other resources, lawyers, or organizations that should be on this list, please email their contact information to smoothliminal@gmail.com

NATIONWIDE/NO STATE SPECIFIED

Remezcla list of organizations offering financial support for DACA renewals.

Momentum Alliance DACA Renewal Fund
For questions related to applying for DACA re-application fee support, please contact jaime@momentumalliance.org.

• UndocuMedia, Inc. DACA Sponsorship
If you are in need of financial assistance to be able to pay for the $495.00 filing fee for your DACA renewal, please fill out this form.

• DACA Renewals Fund
Meridian Solutions established this fund to directly support Dreamers with their DACA renewal fees. If you have any questions or know someone in need of financial support with DACA renewal fees, please email DACA@meridiansolutionsworldwide.com

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• DACA Renewal Scholarships: LC4DACA.ORG

DACA Renewal Efforts Spreadsheet
information about application sponsorhip nationwide, compiled and updated by Alida García

List of DACA Renewal Scholarships  compiled by “My Undocumented Life.”

DACA Renewal Efforts: Funds & Scholarships, compiled by InformedImmigrant.com

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ARIZONA

Phoenix/Mesa

AZ DACA Renewal Drives

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ARKANSAS

Rogers
DACA Renewal 923
NOTE: This event is free of charge but does NOT offer financial assistance for the $495 DACA application fee

CALIFORNIA

Any city (by phone)
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation is providing FREE legal assistance for DACA renewal applications until DHS stops receiving applications on 10/5/17. Applicants will be assisted by appointment only:
– Every Wednesday and Friday in Sacramento
– Every Thursday in Stockton
– Remote application review/assistance for individuals living outside Sacramento or San Joaquin counties.
Please call 916-446-7901 to make either an in-office appointment or remote assistance appointment. 

Chico
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Eureka
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Los Angeles
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Sep. 27 DACA Renewal Workshop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Resurrection Church 3324 Opal St, Los Angeles, California 90023

Please contact Holy Angels Church of the Deaf at info@hacofthedeaf.org if a sign language interpreter is needed.


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Assistance from the USC Immigration Clinic
If you would like assistance with filing for renewal please complete this Google Form to provide some preliminary information and to schedule an appointment. Or you may e-mail us at immclinic@law.usc.edu. When you email please indicate the date on which your work permit expires. Financial assistance will be provided to USC students who need help paying some or all of the $495 renewal filing fee.

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Morgan Hill
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Pasadena
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Perris
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Rancho Cucamonga
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Redwood City
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Richmond
Oct. 2 Free DACA Renewal Clinic at 4 p.m. at 217 Harbour Way, Richmond, CA 94801

Sacramento/San Joaquín
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation is providing FREE legal assistance for DACA renewal applications until DHS stops receiving applications on 10/5/17. Applicants will be assisted by appointment only:
– Every Wednesday and Friday in Sacramento
– Every Thursday in Stockton
– Remote application review/assistance for individuals living outside Sacramento or San Joaquin counties.
Please call 916-446-7901 to make either an in-office appointment or remote assistance appointment. 

San Bernardino/Riverside County
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San Diego
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Sep. 27 DACA Renewal Workshop hosted by Jewish Family Service. Receive assistance from immigration attorneys & DOJ accredited representatives: Free eligibility screening, application assistance, review and mailing. Open registration will be available from 11am – 8pm. to register and for a list of documents to bring, contact Guillermo at 858-637-3046 or guillermohm@jfssd.org

San Francisco
San Francisco will cover renewal fees for its DACA recipients. The funds will be provided through the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs.

San Jose
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Santa Cruz/Monterey

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NOTE: These events are free of charge but do NOT offer financial assistance for the $495 DACA application fee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Monica
• Sep. 27-Sep. 30 DACA Renewal Clinics for Santa Monica College students and staff. Click here to register.

Sonoma County
• Sonoma County agencies will hold free renewal clinics, with immigration lawyers on hand to answer questions, assist with DACA applications and inform participants how to receive financial assistance to cover the $495 renewal fee.

The first clinic is scheduled Sep. 23 from 1-4 p.m. at Lawrence Cook Middle School in Santa Rosa, followed by another Sep. 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Kawana Springs Elementary in Santa Rosa.

Sylmar
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Van Nuys
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Ventura
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Vista
Sep. 27 DACA Renewal Assistance from 9-4 p.m. at Aiming Higher, 1717 E. Vista way, Vista CA 92084 Potential scholarships to cover the filing fees available.

COLORADO

Aurora
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Boulder
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Sep. 27 Colorado University Boulder Law School DACA Renewal Workshop from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Wolf Law building. The workshop is open to anyone, not just students.

The next clinic will be at Colorado State University on Saturday, Sept. 23. The next clinic at CU will be on Wednesday,  On Sept. 29 and 30, Chapin and her team will hold a clinic at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. The clinics are open to anyone, not just students at the colleges the clinics are held.

Greeley
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The University of Northern Colorado Faculty-Led Student Support Task Force is partnering with the University of Colorado Law School to help DACA students renew their DACA status. CU Law School lawyers and students will be on campus in late-September to complete DACA renewal applications free of charge

If your DACA status or the status of someone you know is expiring between Sept. 5 and March 5, 2018, please email Larissa Romero-Perry as soon as possible to schedule an appointment with an immigration attorney. Appointments will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. All correspondence and appointment times will be kept confidential. (NOTE: These appointments are free of charge but do NOT offer financial assistance for the $495 DACA application fee.)

Westminster
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CONNECTICUT

Hartford
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FLORIDA

Many cities
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Davie
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Doral
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Miami
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Sarasota
Sep. 22 DACA InfoSession and Renewal Clinic from 5-7 PM, hosted by All of Us Sarasota. Bring your first application or the last application from when you applied, your work permit, letters of approval, social security number, passport (if you have one), 2 passport pictures, and a money order for $495. (NOTE: This event is free of charge but does NOT offer financial assistance for the $495 DACA application fee.)

GEORGIA

Atlanta
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Macon
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Sep. 23 and Sep. 24 DACA Renewal Clinic from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Mercer Law School on Georgia Avenue, Macon, GA. The application costs $495 plus a $25 postage fees. Scholarships may be available for the renewal fee through lc4daca.org Applicants are also recommended to bring any criminal records, list of records of any contact with immigration agencies, if an individual has traveled abroad, passport, list of addresses since last application and a photo ID. (NOTE: This event is free of charge but does NOT offer financial assistance for the $495 DACA application fee.)

IDAHO
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ILLINOIS

Aurora/Wheaton
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Sep. 22 and Sep. 23 DACA Renewal Clinic (free, except for $20 mailing fee)
Make an appointment with one of World Relief Dupage/Aurora’s legal specialists to attend a DACA renewal day. To make an appointment call (630) 462-7660 or email cosorio@wr.org For more information visit worldreliefdupageaurora.org/ILS

Cicero

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NOTE: This event is free of charge but does NOT offer financial assistance for the $495 DACA application fee

 

Chicago

IL DACA Renewal Clinic

• City College of Chicago students are invited to attend this DACA renewal clinic on September 23, 2017, operated by the National Immigrant Justice Center, to get help submitting a renewal prior to the October 5th deadline. Click here to register.

Sep. 28 DACA Renewal Clinic hosted by Comisión Coordinadora Guatemalteca del Medio Oeste

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(NOTE: This event is free of charge but does NOT offer financial assistance for the $495 DACA application fee.)

INDIANA

Indianapolis
• Sep. 23 DACA Renewal Clinic Day (NOTE: This event is free of charge but does NOT offer financial assistance for the $495 DACA processing fee)   Avondale YMCA (3908 Meadows Drive Indianapolis, IN). Register here.

• Sep. 25 DACA Renewal Clinic Day (NOTE: This event is free of charge but does NOT offer financial assistance for the $495 DACA processing fee). Register here.

Lafayette
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West Lafayette
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IOWA

Iowa City
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This DACA clinic is hosted by the Center for Worker Justice of Iowa, which is offering DACA application fee scholarships.


KENTUCKY

Louisville
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MARYLAND

Glenn Dale
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MASSACHUSETTS

Chelsea
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Sep. 26 DACA Renewal Workshop hosted by The Chelsea Collaborative and Greater Boston Legal Services from 4 PM – 8 PM. Bring a money order or a check payable to: USCIS in the amount of $495.00. (NOTE: This event is free of charge but does NOT offer financial assistance for the $495 DACA application fee.)

Boston
Sep. 29 DACA Renewal Clinic  hosted by Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition from 9:30 AM – 5 PM at
Action for Boston Community Development
178 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111

Lawrence
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Worcester
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MICHIGAN

Detroit
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Sep. 30 FREE DACA Renewal Legal Services with Michigan United, Centro Multicultural and LA SED Register and see list of required documents here. (NOTE: The legal services sessions are free of charge but do NOT offer financial assistance for the $495 DACA application fee.)

Kalamazoo
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Lansing
 Sep. 21 DACA Renewal Clinic hosted by the Law Office of Amy Maldonado and Action of Greater Lansing – A Gamaliel Affiliate

Southfield/Farmington Hills
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MINNESOTA

Minneapolis
Sep. 25 DACA Application Workshop, 10 am – 4 pm, hosted by Minneapolis Community and Technical College

NEBRASKA

Lincoln
Sep. 18 DACA Renewal Event (NOTE: This event is free of charge but does NOT offer financial assistance for the $495 DACA processing fee)

NEVADA

Carson City
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NEW MEXICO

Alamogordo
Sep. 28 DACA Renewal Clinic hosted by Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico from 6 to 8 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 705 Delaware Ave, Alamogordo, NM. This event will assist in applying for application fee scholarships through the Mexican Consulate and the Mission Asset Fund in conjunction with N.M. CAFé.

Anthony
Sep. 23 DACA Renewal Clinic/Application Fee Scholarships 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 224 Lincoln St., in Anthony, NM. This event is hosted by the New Mexico Dream Team, N.M. CAFé, Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico, and the Diocese of Las Cruces. The first 50 eligible recipients will receive scholarships in the amount of $495 to pay for the filing fee.

Las Cruces
Sep. 29 DACA Renewal Clinic/Application Fee Scholarships This event is hosted by the New Mexico Dream Team, N.M. CAFé, Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico, and the Diocese of Las Cruces. 100 filing fee scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis at a DACA renewal clinic scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Albert the Great Newman Center, 2615 S. Solano Drive, Las Cruces, NM.

NEW YORK

Any city
New York Immigration Coalition DACA Renewal Referral Guide
All of the organizations listed here are providing DACA renewal assistance. This guide will be updated on an ongoing basis so check back regularly. If you are having trouble accessing services, call the New York State New American Hotline at 1-800-566-7636 or 311 from within New York City.

New York City (citywide)
• For help with DACA Renewals from the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs, call 311 and say, “ActionNYC.”

CUNY students will receive DACA application fee scholarships. CUNY Citizenship Now! DACA Renewal and Screening Clinics will be held Sep. 23 at John Jay College, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sep. 26 at City College; Sep. 26 at Hostos Community College; Sep. 27 at CUNY School of Professional Studies and Sep. 28 Medgar Evers College, all from 6 to 9 p.m.

• For non-CUNY students, the New Economy Project will provide the $495 fee grants to eligible Big Apple Dreamers whose household incomes range from no more than $30,150 for one person to a $71,950 cap for a five-person household. DACA Renewal and Screening Clinics will be held Sep. 23 at John Jay College, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sep. 26 at City College; Sep. 26 at Hostos Community College; Sep. 27 at CUNY School of Professional Studies and Sep. 28 Medgar Evers College, all from 6 to 9 p.m.

Bronx
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Manhattan
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RHODE ISLAND

Any city
Governor Gina Raimondo announced that Rhode Island will pay for its residents’ DACA Application Fees. The governor’s office phone number is (401) 222-2080.

Providence

FREE EMERGENCY DACA RENEWAL CLINICS
When: From NOW until 10/3/17
Walk-In Hours: M-F, 9-4:30 pm; walk-ins are not available on Wednesdays from 12:30-4:30); evenings and weekends are available and by appointment.
Due to generous funder support, we are now offering FREE renewal for RI DACA recipients.
Dorcas International Institute of RI
immigration@diiri.org * 401-784-8621
645 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02906

TEXAS

Arlington
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Bryan
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Brazos Valley
Sep. 30 DACA Renewal Clinic hosted by Catholic Charities of Central Texas in the Brazos Valley. Appointment required. To make an appointment, please call 512-651-6100

El Paso
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Fort Worth
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Houston

Sep. 30/Oct. 2/Oct. 3 Catholic Charities Cabrini Center DACA Renewal Workshops
2707 North Loop W, Houston, TX 77008

Mount Pleasant
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San Antonio
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San Marcos/Hays County
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DACA Renewal scholarships available to residents of Hays county. Click here to apply. *NOTE: Scholarship form must be received by Monday, Sep. 25*

• On Sep. 30, SCOPE is hosting a DACA renewals clinic FREE of cost with immigration attorneys rSeviewing applications before they are mailed to USCIS. RSVP via Facebook for event details. Questions? Send us an email: scope00005@gmail.com

UTAH

Salt Lake City
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VIRGINIA

Arlington
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Richmond
Sep. 30 Free DACA Renewal Clinic, 12 PM
University of Richmond, Jepson Alumni Center, 49 Crenshaw Way, Richmond

WASHINGTON

Seattle
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Spokane

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More information here.

 

WISCONSIN

Kenosha/Racine
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Sep. 26 DACA Renewal Help Sessions hosted by CUSH (Kenosha) and Racine Interfaith Coalition. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Kenosha Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave., Kenosha, WI (NOTE: These sessions are free of charge but do NOT offer financial assistance for the $495 DACA application fee.)

Madison
Aissa Olivarez of the Community Immigration Law Center (CILC) will process DACA renewals for UW-Madison students free of charge. Students should contact her at aissa@cilcmadison.orgto set up an appointment.

Milwaukee
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Sheboygan
Sep. 28 Renovación de DACA – DACA renewal hosted by Voces de la Frontera – Sheboygan from 3-6 p.m. at Mead Public Library 710 N 8th St, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081

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DACA Renewal Directory