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There is ongoing uncertainty for the immigrant community in these times. Threats of ending DACA and drastic changes in immigration policy make us yearn for stability. We’ve compiled these resources to help you explore your options as an immigrant—with or without DACA. Whether it’s learning about the long-term immigration options, renewing and applying for DACA, starting your own business, or taking care of your mental and emotional well-being, we’ve got your back in your undocu-journey.

Learn About Your Immigration Options

Did you know that 1 in 4 undocumented people are eligible for a long-term immigration remedy? We’re here to help you understand your unique situation, figure out how you can get your papers, and connect you to the support you need. Explore our resources, designed for and by undocumented people, to learn what might be possible for you.

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Immigration Options Every Undocumented Person Should Know

Read our guide to find out what options you may have for gaining longer-term status.

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Common Immigration Options for Survivors of Trauma

Learn how undocumented people who experienced forms of violence, fraud, threat, or trauma can have a path to legal status.

Renew Your DACA

We encourage you to renew your DACA now if it expires within the next six months.

  • You can renew your DACA if you had it in the past and it expired or was terminated less than a year ago.
  • You should talk with a trusted legal service provider before you renew if you have had contact with law enforcement since your last renewal or if your DACA was terminated.
  • While USCIS can accept first-time applications, they cannot approve or process them at this time.
  • Check out DACAdecision.com for the latest guidance.
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Steps To Renew DACA

Follow the steps in this resource to prepare and submit a DACA renewal application.

Start Your Business or Nonprofit

Did you know that all immigrants, with or without DACA, can make money by starting their own businesses and working for themselves? We’re here to help you learn how to generate income through entrepreneurship and freelancing. Get your #UndocuHustle on!

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Basic Facts About Entrepreneurship

Read our guide about ways to make money regardless of your immigration status.

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5 Tips to Get Started as an Independent Contractor/Freelancer

Learn how to get started as an independent contractor or freelancer.

Find Mental Health Support

These uncertain times can be very confusing. Did you know that getting support for your mental and emotional well-being can help you access your strengths and build resilience? We’re here to help you stay grounded and achieve your wellness goals.

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Wellness Gatherings

Stay grounded and connected with our community through online gatherings.

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Undocu-Immigrant Mental Health Grounding & Self-Care Toolkit

Use this journal to process and identify practical ways to decrease stress and anxiety in any situation.

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Coping with DACA and Immigration-Related Stress

This resource includes reflective exercises such as listing your personal strengths and finding a community of support.

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Inspirational Stories

Cris Mercado

"There is no growth without discomfort. Not having a safety net might actually be one of the most powerful tools undocumented immigrants have available to them."

Alejandro Flores

"We are hustlers by nature because we need to survive."

Convincing My Mom to Get Her Papers

"It was so difficult to convince my mom to go through without me. She felt like she was failing me. I told her, ‘No, mom. It’s the system that continues to fail us."

A Second Opinion

"I wanted to get a second opinion because I hoped the first attorney had overlooked something. Or maybe things had changed. I'm so happy that I did get a second opinion because I learned that I had a potential remedy through political asylum."

Change Takes Time

"Things can change. You may find yourself eligible for something in the future. I was undocumented for almost 28 years. So it's a long process. But in the end, it's a positive process."

Karen Hernandez

"I moved to Canada because I eventually want to have kids and I couldn’t see that happening in the States."