What you need to know about DACA and how you can help

On September 5, the White House announced that it was ending the DACA program. Since the inception of the DACA program, Alliance San Diego has stood in solidarity with Dreamers and during this time of turmoil, we will continue to stand with you. 

While first-time applications are no longer being accepted, if you already have DACA status and it expires between September 5, 2017, and March 5, 2018, you MUST apply to renew your status BEFORE October 5, 2017, in order to protect yourself from deportation. Sign up to renew your DACA.

Alliance San Diego is providing you with various resources to keep you in the know. If you have questions, we have answers!  You can also attend one of our FREE events for more information.


DACA Renewal Fund

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Request help to renew your DACA status before the October 5, 2017, deadline. 


See answers to the most frequently asked questions about DACA


Attend one of our FREE informational sessions to learn about the latest on DACA, other forms of immigration relief, know your rights and family preparedness.


Other Resources


Don’t know what to do when approached by immigration officials? Click here to know your rights.


Important resources from the Immigrant Resource Legal Center. Available in English, Spanish and Chinese


Sign up for our Dreamer newsletter to get the latest updates on the program. 


DACA Renewal Fund

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There are an estimated 3,500 Dreamers who have DACA status that will expire in the next six month and who must apply for renewal by October 5th in order to prevent their deportation. In order to assist low-income DACA recipients to renew, Alliance San Diego is setting up an "Application Fee Fund" to pay for the renewal fees of the young immigrants at our two free application assistance events on Friday 22 and Saturday 30

We invite your donation to our fund to help DACA recipients pay the $495 renewal fee by making a tax-deductible donation to our fund. Together, we can ensure that as many people as possible are able to renew by the October 5 deadline.



With DACA under threat, Itzel Maganda embarks on an emotional journey to her home country of Mexico on advanced parole to visit a place she only remembers in her dreams. Watch as she explores a country she barely knows, and meets with deported veterans and deported moms in the border city of Tijuana, before returning to her home in San Diego.