This post will be periodically updated to include new information (last updated August 8, 2019).
Read on for reliable information for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and other people impacted by DACA in Washington State.
Where can DACA recipients in Washington State get help?
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)opens a new window is a trusted source for the most up-to-date information on navigating this situation locally. This resource will provide guidance for people living in Washington that are already DACA recipients, with topics such as:
- Free DACA Renewal Clinicsopens a new window
- Links to necessary paperwork and other local resourceopens a new window
On Friday, June 28, it was announced that the United States Supreme Court will be taking up the government’s appeals of three different DACA cases. The Supreme Court will most likely hear these cases in the fall while providing a decision in the spring or summer of 2020. NWIRP's Executive Director, Jorge Barón, and Deputy Director, Malou Chávez, go into more detail about what this means for community members and DACA recipients in a recording of a Facebook Live session (20:52)opens a new window. The video is available in Englishopens a new window and Spanishopens a new window.
Get Informed at Your Library
As always, your library is a great place to turn when you're searching for more information on this topic. Check out this resource:
- Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpointsis one of the library's excellent databases that you can use to get a better grasp on the overall topic of immigration. Once you're in the database, just type "immigration" into the search field and behold! Viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper article are right at your fingertips!
Engage Your Reps
- If you're interested in some good old-fashioned civic engagement on this topic, visit this website to find your representative opens a new windowto let them know how you feel about this issue.
- You can also read this adviceopens a new window from a former Congressional staffer for tips on the most effective ways to engage with your representatives.
Stay in the Loop
For the most up-to-date information on the status of DACA, you can also visit: