Resources

Welcome to TheDream.US’ resource library. Here you will find a list of links, toolkits, guides, references and other information pertinent to DREAMers.

Legal Resources

DACA: Federal, State/Local, DACA Grants and Loans

Own the Dream
This website helps people learn about DACA, and apply for the first time or renew. View Website »

DACA Renewal Calculator
This is a tool that helps you calculate when would be the best time to file your DACA renewal application. View Website »

Travel Information for DACA Students
This guide explains when DACA recipients may be eligible to apply to travel outside the United States, and what risks are involved, and how to prepare. View Website »

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
A Bay are organization focused on empowering undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals. View Website »

Educators Guide on Raids
A guide educators, school support staff and service providers who teach, mentor and help open the doors of opportunity for undocumented youth and unaccompanied and refugee children currently living in the United States. Educators, school support staff and service providers are often the first individuals a student and/or family comes out to as undocumented. Download PDF »

State / Local Legal Support

New York

Hispanic Federation
This organization leads a citizenship consortium that has an exemplary record. Since its inception, the consortium has served over 30,000 immigrants: Visit Website »

New Economy Project
The New Economy Project launched the NYC DREAMer Loan Fund to assist eligible immigrant New Yorkers in applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Visit Website »

 

CA, Bay Area

DACA Mini Grants
The DACA Mini Grants Program is open to any undocumented young person who currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and has received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Visit Website » 

Illinois

Immigration Loans
DACA Loan is an easy and affordable way to cover the cost of the deferred action application and start building a positive credit history. Visit Website »

Employment Rights: Federal Law, DACA and Employment

 

USCIS Guidance for Employers
is Fact Sheet provides specific guidance to employers on the treatment of EADs issued by USCIS to deferred action recipients and how employers should process Form I-9 in these cases. Download PDF »

DACA and Employment Rights
This FAQ is intended to answer questions about DACA rights and employment and to provide information that may be helpful when you apply for work after you’ve been granted DACA. View Website »

Consular Assistance

 

MiConsulmex
Free of cost app of consular services for smartphones, including a special section about DACA. Available for Apple and Android devices. Apple » | Android »

Centro de Información de Actualidad Migratoria
(Current Migration Information Center) 
This call center offers information about consular and outreach services, including local DACA related events. Toll free number, 1 855-INFO-3-95. / 1 855 463 6395.

Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME): IME offers a wide range of information and services, from health and education to sports and culture, through the 50 Mexican Consulates in the US. Visit Website »