On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would end. DACA is sometimes referred to as the "Dream Act."

This decision was challenged in court and on January 9, 2018, a Federal court said that the Federal government would have to accept DACA renewal applications.

If you have ever had DACA, you may be eligible to renew or file a new initial application. Currently, people who never had DACA cannot file for DACA for the first time, but this may change.

You can check for updates online or by phone. You can also learn how to get referrals to free legal services.

Online

Learn more about DACA and how to find free legal service providers.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

In some Spanish speaking countries, the term “notario” describes an individual that has the equivalent of a law degree and is authorized to represent others before the government. In the United States, a notary public does not hold the same authority.

Immigrants should avoid consulting “notarios” for legal advice or application help, as they often make false promises about obtaining a Green Card or U.S. citizenship.