Local Community Resources for DACA Recipients
President Trump has rescinded the Executive Order creating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program which protected from deportation immigrants who arrived in the United States as children.
The most important thing is to know your rights. Visit the National Immigration Law Center’s Know Your Rights resource page to learn about what to do if ICE shows up at your door.
WARNING: Don’t fall for scams about new fees or false information. If you have specific questions about your DACA work permit, please make sure to speak to a lawyer or a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representative. Find BIA accredited community-based organizations at www.immigrationlawhelp.org
Don't become a victim of dishonest immigration consultants often known as “notarios.” Immigration consultants, notaries public, and notarios cannot represent you in the immigration process.
Below are local resources available to provide assistance to DACA recipients.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC-LA)
AAJC-LA is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organizations for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. AAJC-LA provides immigration legal information, counseling and representation to individuals in over 7 different languages.
Centro CHA is a community-based nonprofit and BIA accredited organization in Long Beach that provides assistance with naturalization and DACA.
CHIRLA is approved by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to provide immigration legal services at low-cost, including naturalization permanent residency, and DACA benefits.
National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
NILC is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.