Important Information for DACA Recipients and DACA-Eligible Youths

There are many questions about what will happen to the DACA program once President-Elect Trump takes office in January 2017. 

The National Immigration Law Center has put together a site with information for DACA recipients and those potentially eligible for DACA. Click here to get the latest information.

The Obama Administration's decision to extend "deferred action" to immigrant youth starting August 15th offers them the ability to work and remain in the United States without the threat of deportation for periods of two years.  The announcement has generated hope in young people - and also raised a lot of questions.  

We have the answers.

Public Counsel will provide low-cost, high-quality, in-person consultations with experienced immigration attorneys to deferred action applicants.  As one of the nation's largest public interest law firms, Public Counsel is putting its 40 years of experience to work for young people.  We believe in the dream, and want to make sure that you can achieve your dreams too. 

Watch a 3-minute video from Public Counsel's immigration attorneys about the new deferred action program.

Public Counsel is here to assist you.

If you would like Public Counsel to assist you with your application for deferred action, it is by appointment only at one of our clinics.  To make an appointment, please call (213) 385-2977, extension 404, and leave your name and phone number.  We will get back to you as soon as we can.  Clinics will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00pm to 9:00pm, and every Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

How much will it cost?

Public Counsel is currently charging $50.00 for a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney, and an additional $140.00 to prepare a complete deferred action application packet in the applicant's own name that an attorney will review prior to filing.  We will also be offering full-scope representation in deferred action cases, particularly cases involving criminal or complex immigration issues, for a total fee of $600.00.  These fees are subject to change at any time.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is also charging a filing fee of $465.00 for deferred action cases, subject to very narrow exceptions.         

We are providing links to a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other information that addresses several key issues about the new policy, including who is eligible, whether those individuals granted Deferred Action will be able to get a driver’s license and qualify for in-state college tuition, and much more.  Attorneys from Public Counsel are also available to speak to community organizations, including community centers, faith-based organizations, and educational institutions, about the requirements for obtaining Deferred Action.


Deferred action program

Find Out More

Information for DREAMersFrequently Asked Questions for DREAMers

Information for DREAMersDeferred Action Intake Packet (English)

Information for DREAMersDeferred Action Intake Packet (Español)

Information for DREAMersReport Immigration Fraud 

Information for DREAMersLinks to Other Resources              


If you would like an attorney from Public Counsel to give a presentation about the President’s directive to your community organization, faith-based organization, or educational institution, please email Joseph Weiner or call (213) 385-2977, extension 165.  We will strive to accommodate as many requests as our resources permit.