The Latin American Association Will Host Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Assistance Day on Saturday, September 15, 2012 by Appointment Only

ATLANTA (August 29, 2012) – The Latin American Association (LAA) in partnership with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Georgia-Alabama Chapter, and the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) will host a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Application Assistance Day on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Latin American Association located at 2750 Buford Highway in Atlanta.

Due to limited resources and overwhelming demand, the DACA Application Assistance Day will only be available for members of the community in most need of free assistance. The goal is to help 300 DACA eligible individuals. In order to ensure a smooth process, individuals will have to pre-register in person at the LAA headquarters located at 2750 Buford Highway in Atlanta between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., Monday through Friday or by calling 404-471-1891. GALEO will also be accepting appointment requests online at www.georgialatinovote.com/daca.

Individuals applying for free assistance on Saturday, September 15th, must meet ALL of the following requirements:

  • Must meet all of the requirements outlined by USCIS to apply for DACA (For list, please see
    below)
  • Must demonstrate income less than 125% of the federal poverty guidelines ( www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-864p.pdf)
  • Must be enrolled in high school or already have a high school diploma.
  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 19.
  • Must have not been arrested for a crime or detained for juvenile offense, (this excludes school discipline actions).
  • Must come prepared with a money order or check for $465 to file DACA application.
  • Must come with all three forms to apply for DACA completed to the best of his/her ability. These forms are Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-765WS, Worksheet.
  • Must come with all the required documentation outlined by USCIS. Examples of evidence can be found at www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals

For more information concerning DACA Application Assistance Day, please contact the Latin American Association at 404-638-1891 or visit www.thelaa.org. The LAA is located at 2750 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30324.

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About The Latin American Association:
The Latin American Association helps Latino families achieve their aspirations for academic, social and economic advancement. We accomplish this through direct programs and integrated community partnerships that focus on youth academic achievement, education and prevention, and services to families with urgent needs. The LAA offers employment, immigration and translation services, as well as programs for youth, computer classes, parenting classes, and English and Spanish language classes. Visit www.thelaa.org for more information.

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