deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA)

Questions about the new administrative relief? Looking for immigrant legal help? Contact Patrick Suhrbier at or 206-382-4511

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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)

Questions about DACA?

St. James Immigrant Assistance is recognized and accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals.

Patrick Suhrbier at 206.382.4511

DACA Renewal

It is best to contact us 5 months before your current DACA/work authorization card expires so we can help you file your renewal by the proper deadline.

To get started, contact:
Patrick Suhrbier

What is DACA?

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a federal program that offers DREAMers a work permit and a three-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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21 Progress, financial assistance for application fees
Catholic Legal Immigration Network
Ministerio Hispano
Own the Dream
National Immigration Law Center
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

Find an Accredited Attorney

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