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On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) would be ending. Below are free legal services in Minnesota to help eligible current DACA holders renew their DACA permission/work authorization by the October 5, 2017 deadline and to help with other DACA-related issues.

Volunteer Lawyers Network
1. DACA Service Provided: Advice and service provided on-the-spot, self-help (pro se). No ongoing legal representation provided.
Appointment Information: Call VLN intake line (612) 752-6677 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm. Limited appointments available. Call as soon as possible.
Appointment dates: September 14, 21, 28, 30, between 9:00 and 1:00
Location of appointments: 3400 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Other information: Some walk-in appointments may be available but no guarantee of service.

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
1. DACA Service Provided: DACA Helpline and DACA Full Representation
Helpline Information: Call (651) 287-3715 for legal information about DACA and the helpline schedule. Intake Information: For DACA renewal appointments call (651) 641-1011 between 9:00 and 5:00, M-F.
Main Office Location: 450 North Syndicate Street, Suite 200, St. Paul MN  55104. ILCM also has offices in Worthington, Austin, and Moorhead.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
DACA Service Provided: DACA Renewal Workshops and DACA Full Representation
Appointment Information:  Call (612) 746-3705 or email probono@mylegalaid.org for Minneapolis and (320) 253-4867 for St. Cloud. Limited appointments are available. Call as soon as possible.
Appointment dates, times, locations (must have an appointment/no walk-ins):

  • September 18, from 12:00- 1:00, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s St. Cloud Office, 110 6th Ave S., Ste. 200, St. Cloud, MN 56302
  • September 19, from 12:30-4:30, Minneapolis Adult Basic Education Building, South Campus
  • September 25, from 10-4:00, MCTC Minneapolis Campus
  • September 27, from 12:30-4:30, Minneapolis Adult Basic Education Building, South Campus
  • Hennepin County Medical Center’s Whittier Clinic and MMLA Minneapolis office

Other information: No walk-ins.

Remember:

Each legal provider may apply different eligibility guidelines based on income, place of residence, type of case, and other factors.

The information above is subject to change and should be verified with each service provider.

Avoid getting scammed and only seek legal help from a competent attorney or a DOJ recognized immigration legal service provider.

The legal services offered are free. Immigration charges $495 to renew the permission. Some agencies may offer help to pay the fee.