Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles has provided free DACA services to the undocumented community since 2012 and have assisted thousands of DACA applicants throughout the Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties. 
All workshops are run by Board of Immigration Appeals (B.I.A.) accredited representatives and authorized attorneys. Workshop attendees receive free eligibility screenings, application assistance, and document review. 
Regular workshops take place on the following dates: 
Karsh Family Social Service Center, Koreatown, Los Angeles 
Every Tuesday, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
San Gabriel Valley Service Center, South El Monte   
Every 3rd Wednesday, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles    
Every Thursday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
All services are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 
Call us today! For more information about the DACA program or to schedule an appointment for your initial or renewal DACA application, please call our in-language hotline numbers or email us at [email protected]org

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Workshops

Initial Applicant

Current guidelines for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are in accordance to the announcement made by President Obama on June 15, 2012.

Who is eligible?

  • Entered the United States before the age of 16
  • Born after June 15, 1981
  • Entered the United States without lawful immigration status or had their lawful immigration status (visa, parole, etc.) expire as of June 15, 2012
  • Continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007
  • Is currently in school, obtained a high school diploma, GED, or honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Can pass a background check (if you have any criminal history, please contact us to schedule an appointment)

What documents do I need?

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Renewal Applicant

Those who have already applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after June 15, 2012 were granted a work permit that is renewable. In accordance to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) guidelines, DACA recipients are recommended to apply for the renewal of their work permit 150-120 days (4-5 months) before their expiration date stated on their current work permit card.

Check out when you have to start your renewal process: 

Those who are eligible to renew:

  • Did not depart the United States on or after Aug. 15, 2012, without advance parole;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since you submitted your most recent DACA request that was approved; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety (If you have any new criminal issues, please contact us to schedule an appointment).

What do I bring to my renewal appointment?

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Other Resources

Beware of Fraud

CCF DACA Taskforce Referral List

CIPC DACA Healthcare

California DREAM Act (AB-540)


List of Undocumented Student Groups

Admin Relief Resource Center


Advancing Justice-LA Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: discrimination, family, immigration, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
中文: 800.520.2356
한글: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ภาษาไทย: 800.914.9583
Tiếng Việt: 714.477.2958


Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.