DACA Update

Updated November 29, 2012

The Michigan Secretary of State has decided the DACA beneficiaries will not be eligible for Michigan driver's licenses or state ID cards.  MIRC has created an Issue Brief located here (and in our Advocate Library).  This revised Issue Brief was updated on November 26, 2012.

DACA CONSULTATION INFORMATION LAST UPDATED 11/29/2012: We are compiling lists of non-profit organizations that are providing legal consultations and application assistance to immigrant youth who are interested in knowing if they qualify for the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" program that was announced by President Obama on June 15, 2012.  We will update these lists as we get more information.  Click on the following links to see these organizations: West Michigan - East Michigan.  
For Legal Services Programs:  
Q:  Are Legal Services Corporation-funded programs able to represent DACA applicants?  
A:  Just being eligible for DACA is not, in and of itself, a basis of LSC eligibility.  But, some otherwise LSC-eligible clients may be eligible for DACA and LSC-funded programs could represent them in the DACA process.   Legal services programs receiving LSC funding should carefully review LSC guidance about DACA applicant eligibility, linked here.