NCCU Law School to host Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Clinics February 27th and March 13th, 2013
The first, on February 27, is a “Stage 1 Event” designed to inform individuals about the Deferred Action Program. Registration is not required for the February 27th event.
The second, on March 13, is a “Stage 2 Event” providing individualized legal help with completing the DACA application. The Stage 2 DACA Clinic requires advance registration. People who want free legal help at a Stage 2 DACA event must attend a Stage 1 event.
Both Clinics are free and open to the public. Applicants will need to pay the government fees ($465) when submitting their application. Both events will take place at the NCCU Law School building.
Stage 1 DACA Clinic – Wednesday, February 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Turner Law Building
The Stage 1 DACA Clinic will be conducted by staff of the North Carolina Justice Center and is designed to inform individuals about DACA. Potential applicants will hear a presentation that describes what DACA is, who is eligible for DACA, what kind of information one needs to prove one’s eligibility, and the benefits and limitations of DACA. The presentation explains the risks involved and shows why it is important to get legal advice before filing an application.
The Stage 1 Clinic also explains how to fill out the form and how to compile the proof that USCIS is asking for to process one’s application for DACA. No individual advice will be given at Stage 1 about who is eligible and who isn’t eligible.
At the conclusion of the event the attendees will receive a second packet with a DACA application form. Attendees will be able to register for a Stage 2 event, at which they can receive individualized assistance in completing the application.
Stage 2 DACA Clinic – Wednesday, March 13, 4:00 pm – appointment required
At the Stage 2 Clinic, applicants will receive free individualized help in completing and reviewing the application. Volunteer attorneys with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP and NCCU Law students will assist NC Justice Center in conducting the Stage 2 clinic.
Persons who want free legal help at a Stage 2 Clinic must attend a Stage 1 event. Advance registration is required. For an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a detailed message at (919) 675-2409.
For more information about the Deferred Action program, an explanation of Stage 1 and Stage 2 events, and a schedule of future events, click here.