|This is from the USCIS website
"Update: Due to a federal court order, USCIS will not begin accepting requests for the
expansion of DACA on February 18 as originally planned. The court's temporary
injunction, issued February 16, does not affect the existing DACA. Individuals may
continue to come forward and request an initial grant of DACA or renewal of DACA
under the guidelines established in 2012.... Please check back for updates. "
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 United
States 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), click here.
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
ChildhoodArrivals 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.