The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, which offers work permits to people who arrived in the United States as children, does not provide a pathway to citizenship. Its future is also uncertain, as it has faced legal challenges, including one that has already closed the program to new applicants.

CBK attorneys Dan Berger & Megan Kludt aim to help address these issues by setting up a clinic at Cornell Law School, which will screen DACA individuals for their immigration options. Using funds from a philanthropic grant, the attorneys aim to help as many DACA recipients as possible find pathways to permanent residency in the U.S. Northampton’s local paper, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, provides more detail at this link.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions about the clinic, the DACA program, or your immigration options.