Dreamer Assistance Network

Welcome! (En español)

Now more than ever applying for DACA is of extreme importance. DACA grants individuals a work permit for two years and it allows the recipient to remain in the U.S. with out the fear of deportation for that period of time. DACA is renewable after two years and if granted it also allows the recipient to apply for a Social Security number and apply for a state issued ID like a California Driver's License; this is something that is a life changer for people as it allows them to explore otherwise unreachable opportunities.

Unfortunately, lately because of the immigration reform bill currently being worked on in Congress, we have noticed that families are deciding to wait for immigration reform instead of applying for DACA. Sadly immigration reform is still not guaranteed to pass, we do not know what it will offer, and if it passes we do not know how long it will take for it to be implemented. This means that people may be waiting for something that may never come or offer them something that is short of what is needed. This is why it is of extreme importance that those who qualify for DACA apply now and do not wait for immigration reform. Also, applying for DACA has no drawbacks and, in the contrary, it could actually be beneficial to the recipient if applying for immigration reform (if it passes).  

The Dreamer Assistance Network is continuing to promote DACA by proving free legal assistance to apply. We invite you to come to our free events or to contact us to learn more about DACA and our free services. 



UPCOMING EVENTS

DACA Assessment
Wednesday, October 23, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
2728 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Come to this event to learn if you qualify for DACA and to receive an appointment to complete your application at our Application Assistance Clinic on November 9. You do not need an appointment for this event and you do not need to bring any documentation with you, unless you have a record with the police or immigration. Call us at 619-800-1397 for more information. 
DACA Assessment
Monday, October 28, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
UURISE
1600 Buena Vista Drive
Vista, CA 92081
Come to this event to learn if you qualify for DACA and to receive an appointment to complete your application at our Application Assistance Clinic on November 9. You do not need an appointment for this event and you do not need to bring any documentation with you, unless you have a record with the police or immigration. Call us at 619-800-1397 for more information. 

DACA Application Completion Clinic
Saturday, November 9
Come to this event to complete your DACA application in one day! 
This event is by appointment only, no walk-ins will be accepted. You must have first come to one of the three DACA assessment clinics that where held in October in order for you to get an appointment for this event. Call us at 619-800-1397 for more information.


For more information on any of the events please call 619-800-1397 or send an email to itzel@alliancesd.org

Register HERE to Volunteer at our events!



DACA News

  • Chinese youth applying for deportation deferral at slower-than-expected rate Some half a million youth have applied for the Obama administration's deferred deportation program, but a million are eligible. Many of the young people who haven't applied are Chinese, which make up the ninth-largest source of eligible immigrants but aren't even in the top 20 of applicants.A year after a deportation reprieve became available to undocumented youth, analysts are noticing a trend: Very few Chinese immigrants are applying for it.“We suspected this was the case, that there would be low numbers,” said Anoop Prasad, a staff attorney from the Immigrant Rights Program at the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco who has worked with many Chinese applicants.Mexican youth make up the largest number ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2013, 10:17 AM by Daniel Alfaro
  • Woman finds stability, job under 'Deferred Action' policy STOCKTON - Last year, Yeny Gutierrez hit a low point.She had run out of money to pay for her studies at San Joaquin Delta College. She was 22 but still living with her parents. And because she came to the United States from Mexico illegally when she was 3 years old, she had no residency documents.That meant that many employers, those who follow the law at least, would not offer her a job.Yeny GutierrezBirthplace: San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, MexicoAge: 23Education: Graduated from Tokay High School in Lodi. Attended San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton.Residence: StocktonBest advice received: "To not be afraid of what other people think."Best role model: Griselda Mitchell ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2013, 3:58 PM by Lucero Maganda
  • South San Francisco, San Bruno and Redwood City businesses raise money for DREAMers South San Francisco, San Bruno and Redwood City businesses are joining others throughout the Bay Area in donating a portion of their sales through June 30 to support undocumented youth known as DREAMers through the “Reach The Dream” program. The fundraising campaign will help supplement the cost of applying for work authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.An estimated 60,000 DREAMers will benefit from the effort, as businesses push toward their goal to raise $50,000 during the campaign. The program is sponsored by Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action, or TIGRI, in Oakland. TIGRI’s “Reach The Dream” program aims to raise awareness about the DACA at a time when the immigration ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2013, 10:42 AM by Lucero Maganda
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