DACA is an administrative relief that protects eligible immigrants who came to the United States when they were children from deportation.
Pathways is currently only offering assistance with DACA renewals because USCIS is not currently processing initial DACA requests. The program requires that DACA status and accompanying work permit be renewed every two years. USCIS encourages DACA recipients to complete their renewal application during the 120-150 day window before expiration to provide enough time for processing and to avoid a lapse in their DACA status.
A complete DACA renewal involves the filing of the following applications and/or requests:
G-28 – Notice of Entry of Appearance As Attorney
Form I-821D – Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals;
Form I-765 – Application for Employment Authorization (work permit);
Form I-765WS – Worksheet explaining your economic need to work; and
Copy of front/back of current Employment Authorization Document (work permit)
Pathways legal staff will work closely with you to ensure each application is completed correctly. For more infomration on renewing your DACA status with Pathways, click here.