DACA: Clínicas de renovación de Acción Diferida en Houston

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In Houston, undocumented families can get help understanding their options on DACA. (KTRK)

Si su DACA se vence en o antes del 5 de marzo 2018, debe tramitar su renovación antes del 5 de octubre.

Information on free DACA clinics and other need-to-know information in English is available at the end of this article.

Clínicas de renovación de Acción Diferida (DACA)
Estamos agregando clínicas diariamente. Para la lista de eventos más actualizada, visita el enlace: www.houstonimmigration.org/events | Línea de asistencia - derechos de inmigrantes: 1-833-HOU-IMMI

Catholic Charities Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance
2707 North Loop West, Houston, Texas 77092
Gratis inscripción obligatoria, Llame al (713) 874-6570 o (713) 595-4100

Martes 12 de septiembre: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m.
Miércoles, 12, 20, 27 de sept.: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Jueves 14 de septiembre: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sabados, 16 y 30 de sept.: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Martes 19 de sept.: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Viernes 22 de sept.: 2 to 4 p.m.
Lunes 2 de octubre: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m.
Martes 3 de octubre: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m.

BakerRipley (Previamente conocido como Neighborhood Centers, Inc.)
http://immigrationforgood.org
Phone: 713-273-3707

Gratis asistencia sin cita (Nota: hay 3 ubicaciones):
Baker Ripley, 6500 Rookin St., Houston, Texas 77074
Ripley House, 4410 Navigation Blvd., Houston, Texas 77011
Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South St., Houston, Texas 77099

Memorial Assistance Ministries
http://helpherehelpnow.org
1625 Blalock Road, Houston, Texas 77080
Phone: 713-468-4516 ext. 187

Gratis clínica para renovación de DACA (Acción Diferida); Inscripción obligatoria: www.bitly.com/DACAMAM o llame 713-468-4516 ext.182
Sábado, 16 de septiembre a las 9:00 am

Consultas y asistencia de DACA, con cita previa

Justice for our Neighbors Houston
http://jfonhouston-etx.org
Phone: 713-454-6470

University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic
http://law.uh.edu/clinic/immi
Phone: 713-743-2094

YMCA International Services
http://ymcahouston.org/ymca-international
6671 Southwest Fwy, Ste. 250, Houston, Texas 77074
Phone: 713-758-9280
Información sobre la siguiente clínica

Boat People SOS
http://bpsoshou.org
Phone: 281-530-6888

Immigration Clinics at South Texas College of Law Houston
http://stcl.edu/academics/legal-clinics
Phone: 713-646-2990

Bonding Against Adversity
http://bondingagainstadversity.org
Phone: 713-471-5831

Favor de traer los siguientes documentos cuando vaya al taller o en una cita con abogado:
(Traiga todos los documentos relevantes, si son disponibles)

  • Permiso de Acción Diferida (DACA) actual - permiso de trabajo (EAD)
  • Tarjeta de seguro social e identificación emitida por el estado
  • Partida o acta de nacimiento y pasaporte
  • Dirección postal donde puede recibir correspondencia de manera segura por los próximos 6 meses
  • Notificaciones previas de aceptación de Acción Diferida (DACA) por parte de USCIS
  • Copia de solicitud previa de Acción Diferida (DACA) y Autorización de Empleo
  • Si ha viajado, comprobantes de su permiso de viajar (advanced parole) y todos los documentos relacionados al viaje (por ejemplo su pasaporte)
  • Si alguna vez ha sido arrestado/a, debe traer una copia de sus récords de arresto o de corte
  • 2 fotos estilo pasaporte
  • Giro postal de $495


Cuando contrata a un abogado, pregunta:
  • ¿En cuál estado está licenciado?
  • ¿Alguna vez ha sido disciplinado por un Colegio de Abogados del Estado?
  • ¿Cuánto tiempo ha practicado inmigración?
  • ¿En qué tipo de ley de inmigración se especializa?


Si el abogado evita sus preguntas, considere la posibilidad de encontrar un abogado diferente. Llame a varios abogados antes de contratar uno. Usted es el cliente y usted decide quién mejor representará sus intereses.

Si puede pagarle a un abogado, hay abogados de inmigración en el área de Houston quienes son miembros de la Asociación Americana de Abogados de Inmigración (AILA).

Evite el fraude de un notario publico
Notarios públicos no tienen ningún conocimiento especializado de inmigración. Solo son autorizados corroborar identidad de alguien en un documento. Sea cauteloso si un proveedor:

  • Le pide que firme documentos en blanco
  • Se niega a darle un contrato por sus servicios
  • Se niega a mostrarle su licencia o acreditación
  • Garantiza resultados positivos
  • Reclama una relación especial con un funcionario o juez de inmigración que beneficiará su caso


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With President Trump's plan to eliminate DACA already in motion, there are certainly plenty of questions for undocumented families in Houston.

If your DACA expires by March 5, 2018, you must file your renewal by October 5, 2017.

There are a number of free clinics in Houston over the next few months to help you understand your rights and options.

Where to get more DACA help

Catholic Charities Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance
2707 North Loop West, Houston, Texas 77092
Free registration is required. Phone: 713-874-6570

DACA workshop schedule
Tues., Sept. 12: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 13: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 14: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 16: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 19: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 20: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 22: 2 to 4 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 27: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 2: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 3: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m.

BakerRipley (formerly Neighborhood Centers, Inc.)
http://immigrationforgood.org
Phone: 713-273-3707

Free walk-in assistance is available at these three locations:
Baker Ripley, 6500 Rookin St., Houston, Texas 77074
Ripley House, 4410 Navigation Blvd., Houston, Texas 77011
Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South St., Houston, Texas 77099

Assistance will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Baker Ripley location, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at Ripley House and Leonel Castillo now through October 2.

Baker Ripley now has the ability to help DACA renewal applicants pay their $495 government filing fee if the applicant cannot afford the fees.

Memorial Assistance Ministries
http://helpherehelpnow.org
1625 Blalock Road, Houston, Texas 77080
Phone: 713-468-4516 ext. 187

On September 16, MAM will host a free DACA renewal clinic. Registration is required by telephone or online at http://bitly.com/DACAMAM.

DACA consultations and assistance, by appointment

Justice for our Neighbors Houston
http://jfonhouston-etx.org
Phone: 713-454-6470

University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic
http://law.uh.edu/clinic/immi
Phone: 713-743-2094

YMCA International Services
http://ymcahouston.org/ymca-international
6671 Southwest Fwy, Ste. 250, Houston, Texas 77074
Phone: 713-758-9280
Call for a referral to a free DACA clinic

Boat People SOS
http://bpsoshou.org
Phone: 281-530-6888

Immigration Clinics at South Texas College of Law Houston
http://stcl.edu/academics/legal-clinics
Phone: 713-646-2990

Bonding Against Adversity
http://bondingagainstadversity.org
Phone: 713-471-5831

What to bring to a meeting with a lawyer
When meeting with an attorney regarding your DACA, you will need to bring these documents, if they are relevant to you:

  • Current DACA work permit (EAD)
  • Social security card and State-issued ID
  • Birth certificate and Passport
  • Current mailing address where you can safely receive mail for the next 6 months
  • Previous DACA approval notices from USCIS
  • Copy of previous DACA application and Employment Authorization
  • If you traveled, proof of advance parole and all travel-related documents (such as passport)
  • If you have ever been arrested, you must bring arrest/court records
  • Two passport photos
  • $495 money order


When you hire an attorney, here are questions you should ask:
  • In what state are you licensed?
  • Have you ever been disciplined by a State Bar?
  • How long have you practiced immigration law?
  • What type of immigration law do you specialize in?


If the individual offering representation avoids your questions, consider finding a different lawyer. Call multiple attorneys before you hire one.

Remember, you are the client and you get to decide who will be represent your interests.

If you can afford to hire a private attorney, find an immigration attorney in the Houston area that is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Their website is at http://ailalawyer.org.

How to avoid Notario Fraud
A "notario" does not have specialized immigration knowledge or license to practice immigration law. Be wary if a provider does any of these:

  • Asks you to sign blank documents
  • Refuses to give you a contract for services
  • Refuses to show you their license of accreditation
  • Guarantees positive results
  • Claims a special relationship to an immigration official that will benefit your case


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