Free DACA Clinic
BYU Law School is providing an opportunity for Dreamers to learn how to renew DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status before the October 5th deadline. There will be two free clinics open to the public on Thursday, September 21 and 28 at the 702 W. Columbia Lane Deseret Industries in Provo from 5p.m. to 7 p.m.
Current DACA recipients are encouraged to bring copies of previous DACA applications, questions, and any friends or relatives who may also benefit from learning how to apply for a DACA renewal.
The DACA program was put into effect by the Obama Administration in 2012 to protect undocumented children brought into the United States before their 16th birthday from deportation. Often referred to as “Dreamers,” DACA recipients are able to work and go to school in the United States, but they must renew their DACA status every two years.
The Trump Administration announced on September 5th that it was terminating the DACA program. No new requests for DACA are being accepted. Dreamers whose DACA status expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 have until Thursday, October 5, 2017 to apply for one last renewal. Renewal applications must be received by USCIS by the October 5th deadline. Those who miss the deadline will not be able to renew their DACA status and will no longer qualify for DACA benefits.
BYU Law professors and BYU Law students will be hosting an information session and meeting individually with those who need assistance in reapplying for DACA.
La Facultad de Derecho de BYU está brindando una oportunidad para que los “Dreamers” aprendan cómo renovar el estatus de DACA (Acción Diferida por Llegadas de Niñez) antes de la fecha límite del 5 de octubre. Habrá dos clínicas gratuitas abiertas al público el jueves, 21 y 28 de septiembre en el 702 W. Columbia Lane Deseret Industries en Provo de 5p.m. a las 7 p.m.
Los profesores de derecho de la BYU y estudiantes de derecho presentarán sesiónes de información y reuniónes individuales con aquellos que necesitan ayuda en volver a solicitar DACA.