UPDATE: On July 16, 2021, a new district court decision in the Southern District of Texas temporarily stopped USCIS from processing new DACA applications (see this explainer from United We Dream). As a result, applications from new DACA applicants cannot move forward. We are monitoring the situation and will continue to update this page as we learn more.

Looking for our DACA Document Collection Guide? Click here.

Está buscando nuestra Guía de Colección de Documentos para DACA? Haga clic aquí.

On December 4th, a judge in New York once again brought back DACA. Dreamers in New Jersey and around the country worked tirelessly for years to achieve this victory. Just by helping eligible New Jersey Dreamers apply for DACA, the state could immediately legalize at least a quarter of its young adult immigrant population. 

Our goal is to help as many DACA-eligible youth as possible apply for the program. To get there, the Consortium is working with longtime partners and new collaborators across the state, with a goal to reach as many youth as possible, particularly in chronically underserved areas.

  • The Consortium is planning the first systemic effort to help immigrants in underserved South Jersey agricultural communities apply for DACA, and supporting its coalition partners who are long-time leaders on DACA as they bring DACA to their communities.
  • The Consortium has trained community-based organizations on DACA eligibility, making sure that the organizations closest to immigrant youth can educate their communities about the program.
  • For those young people who can’t reach legal services, the Consortium has prepared detailed pro se materials to help them understand whether they qualify and what they need to apply.

To support Dreamers throughout the state, the Consortium has created a DACA Document Collection Guide in Spanish and English. You can download the guide as a Google Doc by clicking the links, or view the guide in both languages on the Consortium website here.