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For general assistance in getting connected to support resources related to DACAmented or undocumented status, contact For Dreamers. A member of the Working Group for Undocumented/DACAmented Student Support will aim to answer this email within 24 hours on weekdays and by Monday on weekends. 

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DACA Applications

The Stanford community knows that DACA is under attack and we understand the complicated issues that result from these uncertain times. Visit the Legislative Updates page for more information. 

Additional Links

  • UPDATE (April 2022): You may now apply to renew DACA online. Check out a how-to guide from United We Dream.
  • DACA Applications/Renewals. Stanford will provide full financial assistance for the DACA application fee, the renewal fee, and the biometrics fee for any currently enrolled student who is interested in applying or re-applying. Email For Dreamers from your Stanford account before you apply to get more information. 
  • To apply for DACA or check your eligibility, visit Consideration for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on the U.S. Citizen and Immigration website. To renew your DACA status, Renew Your DACA on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration website. Note: As of the summer 2021, USCIS is accepting but not processing new DACA requests. 
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Immigrant Rights’ Assistance

Stanford can facilitate scheduling a free consultation with an attorney through the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic of Stanford Law School to discuss your specific situation. 

  • Note: Please do not email the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic directly. Any referral must come through the For Dreamers email account.
    • Any Stanford student who has a concern regarding their undocumented status can receive a free legal consultation, including for legal assistance with filing for DACA. Email from your Stanford account for a referral. 
    • The Immigrants Rights clinic also has an immigration lawyer directory and additional “know your rights” material.  
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Legislation Updates

We know and understand that DACA is an ever-revolving door as legislation is continually updated. We will use this page to host the latest updates on legislation. Email us at For Dreamers if you have a concern about something specific.

  • UPDATE: Please see recommendations for REAL-IDs, which will now go into effect in 2025.
  • On July 13, 2021 a federal judge in Texas ruled that all new DACA applications must be blocked. While current DACA recipients are not currently affected directly by this order and DACA status will not be revoked, we realize how this decision affects the friends and family of various Stanford community members.
  • For additional DACA related litigation updates, we suggest the following websites: 
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Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

A frequent community partner with the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, can provide a free consultation to members of our community who have a concern for an undocumented family member or a similar issues. Contact the CLSEPA at (650) 326-6440.