Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration option for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before the age of 16. Although DACA does not provide a pathway to lawful permanent residence, it does provide temporary protection from deportation, work authorization, and the ability to apply for a social security number.
On September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years. For more details, see: https://www.ilrc.org/advisory-daca
If your DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, YOU MUST FILE YOUR RENEWAL BEFORE October 5, 2017. For free help with your renewal, visit Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 725 E. Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89104, immediately! You can be seen between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 every day (except Wednesday, September 13th where hours will be from 9:00-12:00). For more information, see: DACA Help. You may also call the UNLV Immigration Clinic at 702-895-2080 for an appointment for free help with your renewal.
To be screened for other immigration options, consider attending a free class entitled attend Do I Have a Path to a Legal Status in the United States which takes place every Thursday. The class is taught in English and Spanish, alternating weekly. After the class, you can sign up for a FREE consultation with an attorney.
We offer a FREE community service information class on immigration options, taught by a licensed attorney. In the Do I Have a Path to Legal Status in the United States? - you’ll get an overview of the requirements for the various paths to legal immigration status, including family petitions, VAWA petitions, U-Visas, T-Visas, asylum, and current DACA.
For class schedules and additional information about the free class, click here.
Our immigration program provides direct representation to victims of domestic violence (VAWA petitions), victims of serious crime (U-visa), victims of trafficking (T-Visa), and unaccompanied minors and children in foster care (Special Immigrant Juvenile Visa). We also provide direct representation for individuals applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and those renewing their DACA applications.
To apply for services
To apply for legal representation for the current DACA program or assistance with renewals, please call 702-386-1070, ext. 1441 to schedule an intake appointment.
To apply for legal representation for VAWA, U Visa, or Special Immigrant Juvenile Visa, please visit our office during walk-in hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. An application for our services can be downloaded here. Any victim of domestic violence or serious crime needs to provide proof of the crime or abuse and a personal declaration that narrates the crime or abuse. For more information about our requirements, check the instructions in the application packet for the service you are requesting. If the information is not in the packet, call our hotline number (702) 386-1070 ext. 1750.