Mercer Law School and the law office of Jennifer Moore will host a free clinic for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries whose current status expires between Sept. 5, 2017, and March 5, 2018, to help these individuals renew their DACA status by the Oct. 5 deadline.
The clinic will take place at the Law School, 1021 Georgia Avenue in Macon, this Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
The U.S. federal government is currently only adjudicating DACA renewal requests accepted by Oct. 5, 2017, from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between Sept. 5, 2017, and March 5, 2018.
This weekend's free clinic will help beneficiaries complete the required paperwork necessary to apply for renewal. Individuals can set up an appointment at law.mercer.edu/daca, and walk-ins are also welcome.
“There are several DACA Renewal Clinics being offered in Georgia, almost all of them in Atlanta. To our knowledge this is the only one in Middle Georgia. Those of us offering the Clinics feel an obligation to do what we can to help a very deserving and vulnerable part of our community meet a quickly approaching deadline,” said Mark Jones, professor of law and co-organizer of the clinic. “Mercer Law School is committed to teaching our students the value of supporting their local community and giving back whenever possible. This is one way in which our students are truly making a difference in the lives of others.”
Individuals should bring all required paperwork with them to the clinic, including:
Copy of current work authorization card and copy of any old DACA application (if available) $25 for postage and $495 money order for government fees Any criminal records (tickets, citations, certified dispositions, charging documents, police reports) List and records of any contact with immigration agencies If an individual has traveled abroad, a copy of advance parole document and passport used for travel List of addresses since last application Current passport (if available) and photo ID (if available)
Additionally, scholarships may be available for the renewal fee through lc4daca.org. Individuals must apply for the scholarship before submitting an application.
A representative from the Mexican Consulate will also be on site to provide information about possible financial assistance with government fees.
About the Mercer University School of Law
Founded in 1873, Mercer University School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the United States and the first one in the state of Georgia accredited by the American Bar Association. Mercer Law School's educational philosophy is based on a broadly shared commitment to prepare students for the high-quality, general practice of law in a day-to-day learning environment that is both strongly supportive and consistently professional. Its innovative Woodruff Curriculum – which focuses on ethics and practical skills amid small class sizes –twice earned the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the ABA for its “depth of excellence.” With an enrollment of about 375 students, Mercer Law School is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs in legal writing, moot court, experiential education, and ethics and professionalism. For more information about Mercer Law School, visit law.mercer.edu or call (478) 301-5000.
About the Law Office of Jennifer Moore
Jennifer Moore's law office is located in Macon, Georgia since being admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2010. Her practice focuses on removal defense and family based immigration. Ms. Moore has a strong commitment to providing pro bono services when necessary. For more information about Jennifer Moore, visit jenniferatlaw.com or call (478) 714-6739.