Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Philadelphia’s nonprofit immigration legal service providers, HIAS Pennsylvania, Nationalities Service Center and Esperanza Immigration Legal Services, have joined with PICC, The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and community partners, to form the Philadelphia Deferred Action Network (P-DAN). PICC is hosting a Coordinator to work with P-DAN partners to conduct outreach to eligible community members, provide screenings and referrals to legal assistance, recruit pro bono attorneys and ensure swift processing of applications. Call (215) 832-3482 to speak to the Coordinator of the Philadelphia Deferred Action Network regarding eligibility, access to legal services, or to schedule an information session.
Upcoming Deferred Action Information Sessions and Legal Clinics
Free Legal DACA Clinic in Norristown, PA
Date and Time: Monday,May 13, 2013, 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: Roosevelt Alternative High School, 1161 Marklet Street, Norristown, PA 19401
Free Information Session in Avondale, PA
Date and Time: Monday, May 20, 2013, 5:00-6:00 pm (Information Session); Monday, June , 2013, 5:00-7:00 pm (Legal Clinic)
Location: St. Rocco Parish (Centro San Roque), 9016 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, PA 19311
To register, please contact Gabriela Pedroza at 610-268-3365
Free information Session in West Chester, PA
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 3:00-4:00 pm (Information Session)
Location: Henderson High School, 400 Montgomery Avenue, West Chester, PA 19380
If you are unable to attend an information session that is scheduled, please contact the Deferred Action Coordinator, Maria Sotomayor, at 215-832-3482 for more information.
We have several pro-bono trainings scheduled for attorney's interested in assisting DACA applicants in Philadelphia and the surronding counties. Please contact Maria Sotomayor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-832-3482 if you are interested.
- Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
- Came tothe United States before reaching your 16th birthday
- Have continously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time
- Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request considerationof deferred action with USCIS
- Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012
- Are you currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completition from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety
- You must also be at least 15 years or older to request deferred action, unless you are currently in removal proceedings or have a final removal or voluntary departure order.
For more information about DACA, see the flyers below or call (215) 832-3482 for help in English or Spanish. Telephone interpretation services available for all other languages.