DACA (“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”) legal services

Visit any of our Affiliates to receive assistance with renewing your DACA

UPDATE: As of Friday, December 4th, 2020 a federal court in Brooklyn ordered the government to restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to its original form in 2012 when the program was first created! On Monday, December 7th, 2020, the USCIS released the latest DACA guidelines following last Friday’s court order. Learn more here!

On September 5, 2017, President Trump cancelled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program better known as “DACA.” DACA allows for undocumented young people who entered the United States as children to stay with their family, work, and obtain an education.

In the days and months following, multiple lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s actions to terminate DACA were filed across the country. Two U.S. district courts enjoined, or halted, the government’s termination of DACA and required U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to continue accepting DACA applications from individuals who have previously had DACA.

At NAKASEC, we are committed to supporting DACA recipients. We encourage all recipients to renew their DACA now. 

Regardless of where you live, if you need assistance with filling out your DACA renewal, please contact NAKASEC & Affiliates, the Korean Resource Center of Southern California, HANA Center of Greater Chicago, and NAKASEC VA. You can call from anywhere to receive DACA legal services.

To receive services from HANA Center, call our Chicago office at 773-583-5501 or our Northwest Illinois office at 847-520-1999.

To receive services from NAKASEC VA, call directly at 703-256-2208.

To receives services from Korean Resource Center, call the Los Angeles office at 323-937-3718 or the Orange County office at 714-869-7624.

Please have the following ready before your appointment

1. Copy of work permit

2. ID card (driver’s license and/or passport)

3. Social Security Card

4. Copy of most recent Approval Notice

5. Two 2×2 color passport-style photos

6. Application filing fee – $495