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- If you already have DACA, renew it: Immigration authorities already have your information, so there are less risks in submitting a renewal application. It is too risky to apply for DACA for the first time, unless you have assistance from a trusted legal expert.
- Find out if you are eligible for other types of relief: Many undocumented immigrants, including DACA recipients, may be eligible for permanent immigration status if they have special circumstances.
- If you need help paying fees contact one of the trusted organizations here.
- Apply for citizenship if you or a family member are eligible: U.S. citizenship protects you from deportation and allows you to travel outside the U.S. for more than six months at a time, sponsor family members, vote, and more.
- Contact your consulate: your consulate can provide helpful free information about your rights and how to avoid scams.
- Beware of scams: there are scammers who promise to fix your immigration papers for a hefty fee but instead provide you with worthless documents.
- If pertinent to your situation, explore whether Prop 47 (passed by California voters in 2014) can be used to adjust your criminal record and reduce your likelihood of being targeted for deportation.
- VOLUNTEER at local events and action days that educate community members about their legal rights. Contact us for more information.
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