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DACA:  What Every Attorney Should Know

Brigid Campo August 2012


If you haven't heard the acronym DACA yet, you probably will soon.  Here is a brief synopsis of what every attorney should know about DACA, which stands for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals".  DACA is a Directive that was first announced on June 15, 2012 and allows applicants to begin applying on August 15, 2012.  

What DACA is:

Who is eligible for DACA:

Applicants must provide adequate documentation to prove each and every requirement listed above with their application and $465 fee.

Fee waivers may be granted, but must be applied for prior to the DACA application, and fee waivers must be approved before DACA application can be submitted.  

What DACA is NOT:

If you or your clients have any questions about DACA, please feel free to contact the Law Office of Brigid Campo at (619) 786-0280 or for more information.  Attorney Brigid Campo is committed to sharing information she has obtained on DACA with as many interested people as possible and would be happy to forward materials for your review.  Attorney Brigid Campo will also be accepting pro bono DACA applicants - please contact her directly for information on pro bono services.

Please check back for updates, including links to other resources and information on free seminars and workshops for applicants. 


This information has been compiled through materials provided from credible sources, including the Los Angeles County Bar Association's CLE: "Deferred Action: How to Properly Represent Your Client in Front of USCIS" which featured a panelist from USCIS, materials release directly from USCIS, and other sources.