*** UP-DATE ***
- 01/20/2021: President Biden proposed the U.S. Citizenship of 2021,
to read the summary of this act (pdf format),
click here.

- 01/12/2021, USCIS updated the following webpages regarding information about DACA filings to comply with the
latest court order

- How to request reconsideration of DACA? Click here
- Direct filing addresses for form I-821d consideration for DACA, click here
- For addresses to submit form I 765, click here
-  Reminder for requesting DACA, click here
- To renew your DACA, click here
- To not let your work permit expire follow these DACA renewal tips, click here

- 12/23/2020, the Immigrant Legal Resource center published a guide for those who are thinking of applying for DACA
for the first time.  To read this six page guide (pdf format),
click here

- 12/04/2020: Judge Nicholas George Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York Reinstates DACA, to read
more about that opinion,
click here.

- 07/28/2020: For the latest DACA information, click here.

- 06/18/2020: The Supreme Court made its opinion known regarding DACA.
To read the opinion in question (pdf format),
click here.

- To read the USCIS' statement regarding DACA and the Supreme Court's opinion,
click here.

- Due to an injunction the fee increase is on hold until further notice
Biometrics: no change: $85
To read the Federal Registry regarding these fee increases (PDF format), click here.

- 06/28/2019 - Supreme Court Decision to be made in October.  To read more about it, click here.

- 06/04/2019 - The House of Representatives passed HR-6 American Dream and Promise Act of 2019
To read the official text of this Act,
click here.

- To see Representative Sylvia Garcia's speeche related to HR-6, click here.

- To see Representative Joe Neguse's speech regarding HR-6, click here.

- 04/24/2018 - DC Judge supports DACA. To read about his decision, click here.

- 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)

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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.

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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.
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No New Apllications are accepted at this time.  
Renewals are accepted.

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), 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

(Form I-821D is no longer accepted for first time applicants)
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.