DACA: Finding Help in Hawaii

Apply for DACA: Learn more and get started by visiting www.hidaca.org!

What is DACA?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is permission from U.S. immigration officials to stay in the U.S. for two years. It can be renewed. It is for some people who arrived as children and lived here for five years before June 15, 2012. A person who qualifies for DACA can apply for a work permit and get a social security number.

Hawai‘i has one of the lowest DACA participation rates in the nation, and our communities are missing out on the important benefits of the program, which allows people opportunities to access education, employment, driver’s licenses, and other resources that are critical to self-sufficiency. DACA participation can open the way for undocumented immigrants to attain their true potential and make even greater contributions to our communities.

Thanks to the DREAM Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Hawai‘i Appleseed, Aloha Dream Team, Pacific Gateway Center, Susannah Wesley Community Center, and Volunteer Legal Services Hawai‘i, are working to help young people in Hawaii apply for DACA. Visit www.hidaca.org to learn about the program and how we can help.