After the President’s announcement on September 5, 2017, current DACA recipients only have until October 5, 2017 to renew their applications (and only if their DACA status is set to expire BEFORE March 5, 2018). Renewals cost $495 and there is no fee waiver process, meaning that obtaining support is absolutely crucial for current DACA recipients wishing to renew.
Students at the UCLA School of Law want to ensure that their fellow classmates affected by the DACA announcement receive our support during this difficult time. In recognition of the financial impact that a DACA renewal application filing fee can have on an individual, especially for our fellow students, we have established this fund to provide them with much needed financial support.
Please consider making a donation in any amount to help support legal fees for DACA recipients at UCLA. If you are unable to make a financial contribution, we encourage you to share our fundraiser with your family, friends, and networks. With over 154,000 eligible DACA renewals, a donation in any amount will greatly help the DACA community.
Using this fund, our intention is to provide assistance to students at UCLA primarily, but all DACA recipients in need of financial assistance for their filing fees are encouraged to contact us at [email redacted]a.edu for more information.
On behalf of the undersigned, we thank you in advance for any support you are able to provide.
La Raza Law Students Association,
Law Students for Immigrant Justice (LSIJ),
Womyn of Color Collective (WOCC),
Asian/Pacific Islander Law Students Association (APILSA),
Black Law Students Association (BLSA),
International Human Rights Law Association (IHLRA),
Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP),
Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA),
Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) ,
National Lawyers Guild (NLG),
David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, and
Critical Race Studies Program
Please note that the following organizations are offering FREE legal assistance for DACA renewals this month:
Immigrant Legal Services Center on UCLA campus
Undocumented Student Program at UCLA (including the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center) has resources on their site and plans to host DACA workshops to assist with renewals this month. Follow their Facebook for real time updates.
The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) will be having a DACA Renewal & Citizenship Workshop on September 9, 2017, starting at 9:00 am in Los Angeles, and will have free walk-in hours during the week at their two offices. For more information, please visit their website or Facebook page.
Ferias Legales will be hosting a FREE DACA Legal Fair on September 9, 2017 at 11:00am in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit their Facebook page.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) will be hosting FREE DACA renewal workshops on Thursdays in September by appointment only. For more information, please visit their Facebook page.
The Legal Aid Pop Up Clinic will be hosting a Free DACA Clinic on September 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm in Los Angeles. For more information please visit their Facebook event page.
Congresswoman Julia Brownley is hosting a Citizenship Fair on Saturday, September 23 in Oxnard, California. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (805) [phone redacted].
For those in the Bay Area, the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant will be hosting several FREE DACA workshops in September. Please visit their website or Facebook page to get more information about how to register.
For those in the Central Valley, the Education & Leadership Foundation will be hosting a series of FREE DACA Renewal Workshops in September. For more information, please contact them at (559) 291- 5428 or visit their Facebook page.
For those in the Chico area, the Law Offices of Sergio C. Garcia will be offering to do free DACA Renewals for those that qualify. For more information or to make an appointment, contact his office at (530) [phone redacted] or visit his Facebook page.
For those in the Ventura Area the Law Offices of Vanessa Frank will be providing FREE DACA Renewals to all Ventura County residents who qualify. An anonymous donor has stepped forward and will cover the $495 filing fee. Our office will do the work pro bono. We are getting flooded with calls and messages. Please call the office at [phone redacted] and leave a message. We will have someone call you back as soon as possible. For more information, please visit her Facebook page.
For those in the Colton area, Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes will be hosting a Citizenship Application Workshop And DACA Renewal Clinic on September 9, 2017 at 9:00 am. For more information visit their Facebook Event Page.
For more information or to donate to other funds, please visit:
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) website or their Facebook page
ScholarshipsAZ Facebook page or their DACA fund
Please contact [email redacted]a.edu if you’d like to help volunteer with these services.