Delivering on the Dream


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


DACA is a program that allows young people to request protection from deportation if they were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012; came to the United States before reaching their 16th birthday; continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time; were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012 and at the time of filing a DACA application; had no lawful status on June 15, 2012; are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a GED certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, 3 or more other misdemeanors, and do no otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.


DACA is not a lawful immigration status, path to lawful permanent residence (or a “green card”), path to U.S. citizenship, or a way to erase previous unlawful residence.

Click here for information about President Obama’s Administrative Relief action announced November 20, 2014 and the impact of the Texas v. United States case.

View filing guidelines and recommendations for DACA renewals.

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DAPA Eligible in Tennessee

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DACA Eligible in TN

Undocument Persons in TN

We provide application assistance and legal reviews at regular clinics and by special appointment only. Please call (615) 414- 1030 to schedule an appointment.