Get help with deferred action

Our DACA Services include:

  • Screening for DACA and other immigration relief options
  • Individual in-person consultation
  • DACA request preparation
  • Application review by representative accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

There is a $150 fee to cover a portion of the costs of service

Questions about DACA?

Jenna Serghini

The St. James ESL Program is recognized and accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals.

What is DACA?

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a federal program that offers DREAMers a work permit and a two-year deferment from deportation. DACA is NOT a substitute for the DREAM Act or a change in immigration law. DACA does not offer a path to citizenship nor does it change the legal immigration status of these young people.
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DACA Resources

21 Progress, financial assistance for application fees
Catholic Legal Immigration Network
Ministerio Hispano
Own the Dream
National Immigration Law Center
Dreamers Fund
LGBT Dreamers Fund
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
DACA Guide
USCIS Eligibility Flowchart

You might qualify for DACA if you:

  • were younger than 31 on June 15, 2012
  • arrived in the U.S. before the age of 16
  • have lived in the U.S. since June 15, 2007
  • entered without inspection before June 15, 2012 or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012
  • are currently in school, have a high school diploma/GED, or have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces or Coast Guard
  • haven't been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or more than two other misdemeanors, and not otherwise pose a national security or public safety threat

Fill out the DACA Eligibility Screening Form
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Send your completed form to Jenna Serghini by email or post 804 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98133. Jenna will contact you to set up an appointment.

Find an Accredited Attorney

If you choose not to use St. James ESL's DACA services we strongly advise you seek consultation from an accredited attorney or a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) representative before you submit your application. You can search for these at: