Last week the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began accepting renewal applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status after a federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s previous decision to end the program.
Prior to the ruling, DACA, which protects about 800,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. as children without legal immigrant status from deportation, was scheduled to end March 5. The ruling granted a request from states to continue the DACA program until lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s decision can play out in court.
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is willing to meet with DACA recipients who either
(1) need to renew their DACA status within the next 150 days or
(2) have DACA status that has expired since September 5, 2017.
Individuals who meet either of these criteria should call attorney Becca O’Neill at 704-971-4790 to schedule an appointment. Others with additional questions should contact us by calling 704-376-1600 or 800-247-1931 (Spanish help line).
As a champion for those in need, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy continues to advocate on behalf of Charlotte’s immigrant community and defends families in court to protect them from exploitation and grant them safety, security and stability.