RedMX Offers Free Counseling for DAPA and DACA in California and Illinois

Gathering the proper proof and submitting the application correctly, as well as having advice from immigration experts, are key aspects for people who apply for the benefit of the Deferred Action Program for Parents (DAPA).

To do this, immigration lawyers will offer informative and advisory workshops that seek to help people who qualify to carry out a procedure with a high probability of being approved.

Member organizations of the Mexican Network of Migrant Leaders and Organizations (Red MX) have opened their doors to provide the community with legal guidance in this regard.

This December 18, International Migrants Day, the offices of Red MX organizations in Los Angeles and Panorama City, California; Chicago, Il-linois and other cities in the states of Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Nebraska will offer free orientation workshops.

The workshops will provide details on 1) Who qualifies for DAPA and DACA extension, 2) What documents are needed to enter the program, 3) What are the step-by-step instructions that must be followed to receive the benefit, 4) Particular cases.

In the month of February 2015, the offices of the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will begin receiving applications from applicants for the new DACA and in May for the (DAPA).

DAPA (What is DAPA?)
• Protection from deportation for three years
• Work permit for three years.

Who qualifies:

1) Parents of US citizens and legal residents who have been present in the country before or until January 1, 2010. The children must have been born before or until November 20, 2014.

2) Spouses, sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents and adult sons and daughters of US citizens.

Applicants must not have a history of one felony or three misdemeanors.


1) Young people who entered the country before their 16th birthday and who have been present until January 1, 2010 or before (DACA extension from two to three years).
It doesn’t matter how old a person is today as long as they entered when they were 16 or younger.

Cost of the procedure: $465.00.

Other cases

a) Family members of citizens or legal residents who are part of or are trying to enlist in the military.

b) Victims of extortion, forced labor, fraud in employment contracts abroad and victims of human trafficking.

c) For work (only if you have special talents). Be a professional, have exceptional training, religious worker or if you are an investor.

In general, it is recommended to have the following documents ready:

▪ Valid ID. Passport, birth certificate, consular registration or any other official document from your country of origin.

▪ Proof of relationship to a US citizen or lawful permanent resident (child or spouse).

▪ Proof of continuous residence in the United States since January 1, 2010. Rent receipts or mortgage payments, work checks, bank statements, tax payment stubs, school documents, etc.

People are advised not to make decisions based on the advice of notary publics or immigration consultants, but to seek information from attorneys or accredited legal representatives.

The official USCIS website offers updates on the subject:


The Angels:

Indigenous Front of Binational Organizations
Location: 2858 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005.

Time: From 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Taught by: Lawyer Robert Foss

Info: María Sánchez at (213) 359 10 67 and Odilia Romero: (213) 359-0264

Panorama City:

Transnational Mexican Brotherhood
Location: 7915 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402
DACA and DAPA: Every Tuesday at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm
Info: Gloria Saucedo: (818) 9893019.

Chicago, Ill:
Federation of Michoacán Clubs in Illinois- FEDECMI
Place: 1638 S. Blue Island Avenue, Chicago, Illionois 60608
Hours to be confirmed.
Info: Zoraida Avila: (773) 577-9566