USCIS has started accepting new initial applications!
If you missed your opportunity to apply for DACA previously you may qualify to apply now!
You may request DACA if you:
- Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
- Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
- Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
- Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
- Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
- Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
The KBCC New Americans will start doing new DACA Consults starting in the Spring 2021 Semester.
The New Americans Center (NAC) provides free immigration legal services to Kingsborough Community College and the surrounding Brooklyn communities.
The Center has an on-site attorney, paralegal and legal assistants with training and expertise in immigration law. The staff provides legal information and guidance and assists with the filing of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, Citizenship, and Change of Status applications. Individual legal consultations can be scheduled to determine eligibility for immigration benefits and to provide guidance and referrals for more complex immigration matters.
The Center offers the following legal services:
- Legal Screening of Eligibility for Immigration Benefits
- Citizenship Applications and Fee Waivers Where Eligible
- Adjustment of Status, Change of Status and Green
- Card Renewals Temporary Protected Status Renewals (TPS)
- Family Petitions
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)*
The Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act gives undocumented and other students access to New York State grants and scholarships.
If you attended or graduated from an NYS high school, attended an approved NYS high school equivalency program, or received an NYS equivalency diploma, you may be eligible for financial assistance via the José Peralta New York State DREAM Act.
The DREAM Act provides access to the Excelsior Scholarship, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and other state‐administered grants and scholarships. To apply and review the eligibility requirements, please visit https://www.hesc.ny.gov/dream/
College Guide Series for Undocumented Students
New Americans Center
Thursday & Friday 9am -6pm
Office Location: T8-108C
Hattie Elmore, MSW
Erick Myssura, Esq
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