UW clinic helps DACA recipients meet October deadline

UW clinic helps DACA recipients meet October deadline

Oct. 5 is approaching fast, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School’s Immigrant Justice Clinic wants to help Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients meet their renewal deadline, according to a UW-Madison release.

DACA protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, and earlier this month President Donald Trump announced that his administration would begin phasing out the program, according to the release.

New DACA applicants are no longer being consider, but recipients whose legal status expires on or before March 5, 2018 can renew their two-year permits before the deadlines, the release said.

“I urge those concerned over their DACA renewal status, whether they are UW students or not, to contact our Immigrant Justice Clinic,” Dean of UW Law School Margaret Raymond said.

The clinic — made up of two faculty members, 10 law students and four undergraduate volunteers — plans to respond to all calls they receive regarding DACA. To reach the clinic, call 608-890-3753.