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Important Deadlines and DACA Updates

Important Deadlines and DACA Updates

Due to a federal court order, as of January 13th, 2018, USCIS has resumed accepting renewal and some application requests for DACA. These changes will affect different students in different ways.

  • If your previous DACA expired on or after September 5th 2016 or is expiring within the next 180 days, file your DACA request as a renewal request.
  • If your previous DACA expired before September 5th 2016, or terminated at any time, you can file a new DACA application.
  • If you were not previously granted DACA, you cannot file for DACA at this time.
  • DACA applicants/recipients will NOT be allowed to file for Advance Parole 

 

DACA infographic - Understanding DACA

Free Immigration Legal Consultation November 29"Know Your Rights" Panel November 29, 2017

LEGAL HELP & UPCOMING EVENTS

If you have immigration related questions such as questions about legal screenings for other legal options, there are resources available at John Jay, CUNY, and from many nonprofit organizations that provide free or low cost, high-quality and confidential immigration law services.  Please click here to access additional information

Please also beware of fraudulent and deceptive practices by persons posing to be lawyers, such as those claiming to be “notarios.” When in doubt about a person or organization's legitimacy, check with a knowledgeable and reputable source, such as ones on this site, before you proceed. 

Northern Manhattan Coalition of Immigrant Rights (NMCIR) has graciously agreed to assist John Jay students with DACA renewals at their offices in Uptown Manhattan FOR FREE.  NMCIR attorneys will help you: 

  1. Fill out your DACA renewal application*
  2. Submit your Hispanic Federation DACA Renewal Scholarship
  3. Pay for postage and send the entire file to USCIS
  4. Follow up with you/USCIS while your application is being processed

 

NMCIR is located at 5030 Broadway, #639, which is right off the 215th Street 1 train stop.

TO SECURE APPOINTMENT FOR DACA RENEWAL WITH NMCIR ASAP, email Dr. Isabel Martinez, imartinez@jjay.cuny.edu.  Be sure to include your name, email address, and phone number in the message.  SHE WILL IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE YOUR INFORMATION AND THE HISPANIC FEDERATION DACA RENEWAL SCHOLARSHIP LETTER OF SUPPORT TO NMCIR TO BEGIN YOUR RENEWAL PROCESS. NMCIR WILL FOLLOW UP WITH AN APPOINTMENT DATE/TIME. FREE ROUNDTRIP METROCARDS will be provided to the first 25 students who contact Dr. Martinez to make an appointment with NMCIR.

*TO RENEW DACA (I-765 & I-821D) BRING:
  1. Work Authorization
  2. Social Security Card
  3. (if applicable) Deportation order or criminal disposition dated after your first application
  4. 2 passport style photos 
  5. Cost for immigration money order $495 (unless you’re applying for the scholarship)
  6. If you filed your first application elsewhere, please bring it/all materials you used to file with you

 

**TO APPLY FOR THE HF DACA RENEWAL SCHOLARSHIP. You can qualify for the Hispanic Federation DACA Renewal Scholarship ($495 sent directly to USCIS) if you renew through NMCIR, bring the scholarship materials (including the 500-700 word essay) with you to your appointment, and can demonstrate financial need. To do this, you must:

  1. Complete Scholarship Application (also attached) and bring with you to NMCIR
  2. Bring evidence of financial need (see application for details) 
  3. Write and bring a 500-700 word essay (see application for details) 

 

John Jay College has been working with external legal service organizations and will continue to host FREE legal screenings in Spring 2018 in the LLS Department (8.63.02), dates below. 

Screenings are open to students, staff, faculty, and family members. Please email Isabel Martinez (imartinez@jjay.cuny.edu) if you would like to meet for a consultation on one of the dates listed below.

Monday, February 5, 6-8 PM

Friday, February 9, 2-4 PM

Friday, March 2, 2-4 PM

Monday, March 5, 6-8 PM

Friday, April 13, 2-4 PM

Monday, April 16, 6-8 PM