Adam's DACA Legal Fees

As many of you know, I'm a Canadian. I moved to America legally with my family when I was 9 years old, and I've lived in California ever since. Unfortunately, I fell out of status after I graduated college in 2005. The threat of deportation loomed over my head until the Obama administration enacted DACA.

The DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was started in 2012. DACA allows individuals who entered the country as minors, and had either entered or remained in the country illegally, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit. I'm currently here on DACA, but my two years are ending this coming May, so I must renew my card before Trump can officially end the program, and so I can be safe from deportation. 

It costs $1550 in legal fees for my immigration lawyer, and $495 to file for DACA with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. I just can't afford this amount right now, and I'm hoping I can get some help from my friends.

It would mean the world to me to stay in the US another 2 years. Hopefully things will change and I'll have a path to citizenship, but for now, DACA is all I got.  

Thank you so much for your support!

- Adam

Donations (29)

  • Paul Raich
    • $20 
    • 6 yrs


Adam Simpson
San Francisco, CA

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